Toronto Public Library System is the best!

Sorry that it’s been so long since I’ve posted a blog, but here’s one that I’ve been thinking about for weeks if not months.  First off, I apologize to those that don’t live in Toronto or don’t have access to a great library system like I do.  Hopefully you do where ever you live or will now go and check out if you do.  It never hurts to go and check out your local library.

A few years ago I was reintroduced to the Toronto Public Library (TPL) system.  When I was a kid, I spent so much time at the library.  My parents didn’t spend lots of money on new books for us, as we had this great resource that provided us with new (to us) books each week.  I still remember how great it was to get my library card and take out all kinds of books each week to devour.

It was when a few friends (you know who you are) suggested I check out the library again now as an adult and someone on a very strict budget.  I got myself a library card and it changed my life.  Now, I’m not the library user I was when I was a kid.  Then I could spend hours searching and searching the shelves for books to read or cassettes (yes, I said it), or even records, to listen to.  Many people enjoy doing that in the library, but now I’m more of the person to search for what I want online.  And that’s what’s great about the TPL online system.  I can search for the DVDs, CDs or books all online and then request a hold on them and just wait for them to come in and all I need is a library card to do that.  It doesn’t cost me a penny.

All the books from the best sellers list, all current or classic DVDs and music galore.  Maybe you want a new exercise DVD or want to learn a language or how to cook.  You can find absolutely everything you could imagine or want at the TPL.

I often have visits that I like to refer to as “hitting the library jackpot”.  What I mean by that is when you by chance hit the library and there are all kinds of DVDs (or books) that you’ve been wanting.  Since the library has all the current blockbuster movies, sometimes you can get lucky and get a bunch in one shot or just a favourite here and there.  This is something that truly puts a smile on my face.  I know for my other library users friends, it can be to find that great recording of classical music or a live concert.  And for others it’s that new and amazing recipe or travel book.  It can be anything.  And I forgot to mention all the incredible programs that the library offers.

It’s endless what the TPL has to offer.  And it’s all right there for free for our use and enjoyment.  Thank you Toronto Public Library.  Now everyone, go out and get yourself a card and start enjoying it today.

 

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