A Visit To The Library
It has been rather chilly in the South. For that matter, winter has been quite stark for many of us – causing us to remain indoors and seek occupation therein.
One of my favorite things to do is to visit our local library, even on the days that I don’t work.
In Georgia, we have what is called our ‘Pines’ (Georgia Public Library Service also known as Evergreen)system – an inter-library loan program that allows me to search for books (from any library in the state), place them on hold and check them out – from your local library. It is quite marvelous actually.
I love that you can ‘try-before-you-buy’ so to speak.
So, I did some searching – as an example for you – I kind of got carried away. I see it as sort of taking one for the team
The library covers every topic under the sun – that has been written about. Many of our interests are well covered. For instance, Interior Decorating, Cooking, Gardening, Crafting, Thrifting and more.
The library also acquires the latest books, so that you can see them and perhaps decide whether this book would be a good one to add to your library. You can also develop a ‘wish list’ of these books you try out.
Here’s how the system works in Georgia -
First locate your local library. Do you have a library card? Is it current and do you know your password? Update this information.
You can begin your search here if you know the title of the book you’re interested in or if you know of a particular author you’d like to search.
Or, you can click on the ‘advanced’ search and begin from there.
When you find a book you like, you can easily find others in the same subject line by clicking on the ‘subject’. For Interior Decoration – which can be found in the 747 section of the library – you can find quite a number of books – they’re further subdivided - French Interior Decorf falls under 747.09.
Once you click on the subject ‘Interior Decoration’ you’ll be given a screen listing several books within that subject.
You can go even further. You can select books that have most recently been published and added to the library’s system by clicking on ‘limit to availability “newest to oldest” ‘.
As I shared earlier, Interior Decoration falls under 747. Other Call Numbers you may be interested include: Gardening 635; Cooking 641; Tablescapes 642; Sewing 646; Home Remodel 690; and China 738.
Have I got you intrigued? Are you homebound by the chilly wintry weather – why don’t you see if you’re local library – and/or state library system is online – get your card current and begin browsing. You can make your selections, place them on hold and await for them to be sent to your local library for your review.
If you like the book, you can easily add it to your ‘wish list’.
Now, I’m going to get back to my lovely cup of Green Tea with Mint and fruid and enjoy my library books. I have got a lot of reading to do!
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