Little Turtle Library

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This is at Little Turtle Library at 2201 Sherman Blvd.  When Kyle was in school we used to go to get books and videos and we used to go there to print things off before I bought one after they started charging 5 cents a page.  They also sometimes would have activities in one of the meeting rooms up front.   I remember one kid’s activity involved decorating a t-shirt that the child brought.

They large reading area off the right once walk in and a few comfy chairs and chairs with tables and magazines on the wall to browse or check out.   In the center is a bank of two rows of white cubicles of computers that you can check out for an hour at a time, but during the day in the Summer is almost impossible and it booked solid with kids playing games, listening to music with earphones or other activities.  On the left is are the hold for pickup shelves that I used quite a bit where you can select up to 5 books online and have them shipped to the location you request and you have 3 days to pick them up.  This saves a lot of time running around if you want a certain book and they have it at another branch.  About the only type of item they won’t reserve and send is non-educational items and VHS/DVDs and games.

On the left is are the hold for pickup shelves that I used quite a bit where you can select up to 5 books online and have them shipped to the location you request and you have 3 days to pick them up.  This saves a lot of time running around if you want a certain book and they have it at another branch.  About the only type of items that they won’t reserve and send is non-educational items and VHS/DVDs and games.

Just past the Hold For Pickup shelves is a long, white counter with several computers, which is the checkout counters where your card is scanned (or you can show your Driver’s License if you don’t have your card with you) then the books.

They do have WiFi so if you don’t have an internet connection at home but have a device that While not a vast collection, they usually have a decent number of popular videos you can check out for (on the website it indicates it is now 7 days – the last time I checked out one it was for 3 days).  They also have a table near the DVDs.

If something is marked “Express”, which is usually either a popular book or one assigned for school readings, the checkout period is 7 days; otherwise, books and magazines are 21 days.  There are a few items, like Geneology materials and newspapers which cannot be checked out and must be read on premises.  They do now also have limits on how many items you can check out at one time, but as it seems to change, the complete listing is on the Libraries website here.

As it takes me longer than the checkout period to read a book and I read a lot online now, I usually get books off of my friend Beth gives me after she reads (she has great taste in books), buy the book and donate to a Little Free Library afterward and have found a few good reads at Little Free Libraries around town.

 

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