It has been years since I've owned a library card. When I lived in Twin Falls, I had one but somehow wracked up a $98 bill from failing to return a book and never went back. I realized that with the amount of things I've been trying to learn how to do and how many books I want to read, I should probably buck up and get one for the local public library.
I discovered that we have a decent-sized collection of books, movies and music in town. And on top of that, it's a three minute walk to get there! Not only am I saving myself a huge amount of money in book investments, but I'm also reducing the amount of consumerism involved in the book business. While I love owning books of my own, there are very few that I read more than once or twice unless they're reference books. It's an environmentally responsible decision to choose book-sharing.
I encourage everyone who loves books to go down to their local library and sign up for a card! After all..
"Having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card!" --Arthur