>> Monday, August 20, 2012
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The theme for August is Your Local Library which means I'll be doing two posts for this month because I have two libraries that are a big part of my reading life.
I'm lucky enough to routinely use two outstanding county library systems. I live in one county and work in another. Both have branches that are conveniently located on my way home from work so I have easy access to excellence in libraries.
Cedar Mill Community Library which is a branch of the Washington County Cooperative Library Service.
This is definitely the library I visit the most. It's on my way home from the Park & Ride lot I use on the three days a week I work downtown. It's an easy right turn in, right turn out on the way home.
No matter what time or day I stop in there are folks browsing, reading, using the computers or checking out the Friends of the Library resale shop next door.
In many places around the library there are recommendation lists of all kinds. These are by the New Books shelf but there are many on the ends of the shelf rows throughout the library.
This section is near and dear to my heart. It's the pickup area for holds. I make extensive use of the online catalog and request books, DVDs and Books on DC all the time. There is a family whose name is alphabetically right before mine and I have never picked up one of my holds without seeing several of their holds on the shelf too. I've never met them but I feel like I know them through our "holds shelf neighborhood".
I love this library and do consider it to be my home library.
Come back next week when I'll be featuring the Central Branch of the Multnomah County Library which is a completely different atmosphere.