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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

I Have a Library Card!

Aloha Everyone,

I am so excited to get a library card today. Motivated to do a better job on counting carbohydrates, I dropped by Whitney Library, the closest of 18 public libraries located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The appearance of the building was not at all inviting that J.J. even tried to discourage me from going in.

Once inside, the facility is very clean, user friendly and spacious. Within a matter of a few minutes, I was following a helpful librarian who led me to the section where I can find the subject I was looking for. His next suggestion was totally unexpected. “Why not get your library card so you can check out books today?” Still incredulous that a non-resident could obtain a library card, I approached the customer service desk.

Within less than 10 minutes, I was issued a library card, shown how to check out books and given guidelines of their services: maximum of 50 books with a 3 weeks rental period.

The library card has a bar code that contains my personal information. After the machine recognizes it, I place the book(s) I am borrowing on the scanner; Input my personal pin code; press the upper section of the monitor as indicated; then a paper receipt is issued.

I even got to select the card design. Going back to Whitney Library as well as exploring other public libraries where I understand, there are yoga classes will be now among our “things to do” list in Las Vegas.

Aloha -- Cathi