During my last, far too short visit to Oldest Son I decided to get a card at Poudre River Public Library. I had to co-sign the paperwork for Oldest Son's residence, so my name is associated with a Fort Collins address, and I do pay library taxes when I lend a little financial support to Oldest Son who's on a grad. student stipend. I took this paperwork to the library, and when they asked for my photo i.d., I was completely honest when I showed them my NJ license. I told them I didn't live in Fort Collins, but did visit as often as possible and would like to use their electronic resources. They welcomed me with open arms (literally - the librarian hugged me!) and said I was certainly entitled to a card since I paid taxes. Their OverDrive collection is terrific, along with genre newsletters, databases, and I haven't even begun to explore Freading, OneClickdigital, Freegal music, Zinio emagazines, or Films on Demand. Today I got this:
Maybe this is the norm for libraries, but certainly not here. I'm thrilled to be a new customer, and thrilled that I've found a wonderful local yarn store and wonderful local library, even if they do happen to be 1700 miles away!