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King County Libraries

24 Jul

I got myself a library card today. This makes me happy. But the library here is nothing like I remember the libraries of my childhood. Now, it could be that my memory is skewed considering the last library I spent any amount of time in was the library at UNR. You could get lost in the stacks there.

The King County libraries that I have been in are nice, but their collections are small. The Burien library (where I went today) is a lovely building, but its more space than books. The adult fiction section isn’t even divided by genre.

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2010 in Authors & Books

 

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2 responses to “King County Libraries

  1. Ellen

    July 25, 2010 at 5:46 am

    I agree with you, but what’s awesome about the KCLS is when you go online. The inter-library loan system is really great, and gives you access to many many more books.

     
  2. 100wordson

    July 25, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Don’t get me wrong, I love the inter-library loan and think its great that our libraries can provide internet time to those who may not have access otherwise. But at the same time, it feels like there is something missing from the library experience, something immersive.
    I discovered so many new authors simply wandering the sci-fi fantasy section. I can’t do that here. I will miss that.

     

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