January 28, 2009

A Sad, Sad Day

We went to IKEA last Saturday (surprise, surprise) and thought that we would stop at our favorite library nearby. I was notified awhile back that I left my library card there and stopped at the desk soon after we arrived only to find out it had been too long and they threw it out. Well, no problem, I could sign up to get a new one. She confirmed my address, and no, it wasn't right. I gave her my new one. Salt Lake County? She questioned. Uh, I had to think. No, Davis County.

That darn Davis County.

The sad bomb dropped shortly after that. Apparently there is an out of county fee to use this particular, wonderful, stupendous, Library that I was standing in - $40 for 6 months or $80 for a year. (i can't remember for sure). I went to tell Rick who was already in the awesome children's section with the girls.

The Librarian said we could check out books that day at no charge. I confessed we had checked out before, but she said it was okay because we didn't know. Ultimately, though, Rick didn't feel right checking out books so, after awhile, we left empty handed. I have to say I agree with him that we can't pay for something that is supposed to be free!

I did ask the Librarian if the fee could be reduced. (Thinking that sometimes when you are a part of a club or business you are entitled to a discount.) No go. It dawned on me later that we are charged this fee probably because our tax dollars are being paid in Davis County and not Salt Lake anymore. Poo.

I did tell the Librarian, (in low sounding voice tone & because I'm just that way) that "the libraries up there suck." She said she knew. Don't know how she would.

I still have to check out Ogden and Bountiful. Keep your fingers crossed for Books at Bedtime that we can find another great local childen's book haunt. ☺

I suppose all good things must come to an end. I do have a few more books that I found to add to our collection if I can ever get my posting fingers in gear.

But for now, I will have to look elsewhere to find great reads.

Goodnight ☽ my little sleepy readers.


Steph said...

What a sad, sad thing. If it makes you feel better, our library sucks too....

Julie P said...

We're in UT county and our library is terrible. We pay the fee to SL every year because we were so excited to find such a good library system not too far away. Oh, the difference a good library makes!