Public Libraries Rule!

I have mixed feelings about my new neighborhood library, the Mt. Pleasant Branch of the DC Public Library System. It's not as expansive as the suburban library I've enjoyed during the past 3 years, nor could it ever compare to my alma mater's collection. The Mt. Pleasant Library's collection of books, periodicals and audiovisual materials pales to the relative abundance at my old library.

Yet, I used to complain about selection at my old library. Now, I will truly miss it—especially the high school reading list books and the foreign language DVDs. I guess I should check out the Petworth and Shaw libraries to see if their collections are better. Otherwise, I'll be making the trek every Saturday/Sunday to access MLK's more extensive collection—playing special care to avoid the homeless people and everyone else who seem to hang out there.

1 comment:

Monica said...

article yesterday on DC libraries: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/09/AR2008070902019.html