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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

EPB Internet + Mary Wood Weldon Library = Cool!

Do you know how great EPB internet service and the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library work together? No? Well let me tell you, they are a wonderful match! Here is a great example of how well they work together. Earlier today I came across another blog like this one entitled A Lucid Spoonful. If you click on the title you can go there and see it for yourself. The internet has millions of great sites like this one, but this one’s subject matter is of great interest to me so I was reading some of the information about our food and how we relate to that food.

In the blog I was reminded about a really talented author, Michael Pollan and some of his wonderful books on the subject of our food system. In particular I became interested in his book The Omnivore’s Dilemma and I decided I wanted to read that book.

So, next I clicked on the link from our page to the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library site. If you have not visited this site you are missing out on one of our great community assets. By clicking on the Online Catalog link on their homepage you get access to the whole database of books housed at the local library! Once in the on-line catalog I simply entered the author’s name and found that the library does indeed have a copy of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and that it was available to be checked out. Next, I just clicked on the little link to reserve the book and within twenty minutes I got a call from the fine staff at the library letting me know that the book was at the front desk awaiting my arrival to pick it up! Is that cool or what?

If you are one of the thousands of local folks who pay taxes to help fund the library but never utilize it, you should give it a new look. If you visit the real building you will find that it has been face-lifted inside and is very comfortable and inviting. If you use your internet service to visit it on-line, you will find the site bristling with new technology and great opportunities to re-establish your relationship with the library and its wonderful collection of books. Either way, you will come away with a new appreciation for this wonderful community asset. You might even come away with a great book like The Omivore’s Dilemma and some new ideas about how our community can create a sustainable economy. Check it out!