Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Oh, Library, Sweet Library
And the best part, is that I can find any book or video that the library has, anywhere in the system, and have it sent to my neighborhood library. Too. Cool. I LOVE IT!
I don't often go to the library and browse, but I do online. I can look at the covers, the chapters, the summary, check any reviews by fellow Houstonians, and see all the other books by the same author or in the series. ON. LINE. Addicted much?
It's actually not in my neighborhood. It's in the nanny's. On my way to Einstein Bagels - which by the way has excellent chocolate filled croissants. Starbucks? Fuhgeddaboudit!
Ok, Les, FOCUS! Yes. I go to this branch. I don't even actually know the name of it. Ha. Ha. But I do like it. It's in this tiny little plaza, next to a British pub and a cute little coffee and sandwich shop. I think. Not really sure what they serve.
Anyways. I go there when I get the chance. The branch, not the suspect sandwich shop. It's all ivy covered, and quaint. Big windows. The inside is cozy too. With little reading nooks. The children's area is downstairs. It's brightly colored. Lots of reading spots - in the form of large stuffed animals and bean bags, cheerful rugs.
Well, my area - fiction - is upstairs. I could take the elevator, but I like the stairs. Unfortunately, they do NOT creak. I keep expecting them too. But...they don't.
The whole building should be creaky, but alas, it isn't. Also, there is no real parking. And if the crowded street is full, and you don't wanna walk a mile, there is only paid parking in a small claustrophobia-inducing garage. And guess what. It's $2.00 and it only takes...you guessed it - COINS! AND - AND (oh yes, that deserves a double "AND") - there is no CHANGE MAKER! Ya! I know! You gotta park the car and go back into the library or one of the XYZ cafes and get change. Cinder and ashes, Batman! (I think I may be getting that mixed up). It's soooo annoying!
Still, it's my favorite library. It's pretty.
What about you? Do you have a favorite library or bookshop?