Is nearly upon me! And i have NOTHING!
Christchurch library arranges its books in the WORST WAY. It splits its fiction into hardbacks and paperbacks. Then within them into genre - you know, Fantasy, Romance, Action.
So if you are looking for a David Eddings book, you can't simply go to E and browse at will! NO! What genre is he shelved under? Is the book you want a paperback? NOBODY KNOWS! Of course, chances are your book will be deemed "popular" so you will be required to pay $5 to loan the book for a weeks time after which it is $2 a day. Even if you are lucky enough to get a free book, they are for two week hire and there can be no renewals. Thats not fair, see? Other people might be waiting!
Timaru Library - the books are aranged in regular alphabetical order. There are DVD's aplenty, and they are FREE to hire! This week i have Bob Dylan unplugged. There are couches and beanbags and trashy magazines for relaxing in. Its lovely.