I've been thinking a lot about whether there are any special features that I could add to this blog to make it especially useful to any readers that live in my area. I'm still thinking, but in the meantime I've added a link to the Gaston-Lincoln Library in the sidebar. In the past few months I've met several people who use the library but don't know about the website and all that it offers.
My favorite feature of the library website is the book request function. It is a godsend! I wouldn't be reading nearly as many books without it because my husband hates waiting an hour or two for me while I'm perusing the stacks. This way I sign into my account, request the books I want, and have them sent to my local branch from the main library in Gastonia. My husband ABM goes to pick up my books every Monday, and he is in and out in five minutes. I've been doing this for at least two years and it works well for us.
For my readers who aren't local to me, I want to hear about your libraries. Does your library have a website? Does it have a blog? Do you use any of your library's online services?