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.