I have tried using the library, but I wasn't thrilled with it. Most of my reading has a Christian base. The Christian area at my local library isn't large. One of my goals is to try to utilize the library more. So far it is working well!
I use my latest book magazine to browse for books I am interested in.
I circle those that I am interest in and mark out those I have already read.
I then search to see if the book is available at the library.
I then mark library if I find it. I have found that my library system does purchase Christian books just not a large quanity of each book. That explains some of the frustration when I would go to the libary and couldn't find what I was looking for. By searching I am able to see if the book is available anywhere in our library system. If so when ready I can put a hold on the book and it will be sent to my local branch.
I receive an e-mail when the book is ready and then all I have to do is swing by and pick it up. I received an e-mail last week that two books on hold were ready. By the time I got to the library on Saturday all four of the books were on the hold shelf. Yes!
As long as the books are picked up before the hold date expires and renewed or returned on time this is a thrifty way to support a reading habit. I would love to hear your tried and true tips for making the most of your library.
I hope you are taking time to enjoy the simple moments!