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Library Corner
by S. Lynn Schofield-Dahl, Director
Boulder City Library

Library Cards

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. I’m challenging everyone who lives in Boulder City who does not already have a library card to come in to the Boulder City Library and get a card.

If you already have a card, I’m challenging you to come in and make sure the card is still valid. Believe it or not, library cards do expire. If it has been a while since you were in the Library, your card may no longer be active.

I’m proud to say that Boulder City has one of the highest ratios of Library Card Holders based on the population served in the State of Nevada. As of July 15, 2010, a total of 16,290 people were registered Library Card Holders at the Boulder City Library. However, that number is a little misleading, because over 12,500 of you have inactive or expired library cards.

Excuse me for a moment while I crawl up on my soap-box. That means that over 12,000 of you are silly enough, during these tight economic times, to have allowed your library card to become inactive. I really don’t understand that. Even if you have to pay the $1.00 replacement fee because you lost your library card, that card is an amazing bargain.

An average hard cover book costs $26.00 these days. The average paperback is running about $6.00. An average audio book on CD is roughly $25.00. A good movie on DVD is about $20.00. And can we talk about magazine subscriptions?

We will let you use all these things for free. You can also use the Internet here for free. So, it’s time to put your taxes to work for you and help you save a little money in other areas by coming in to use the Boulder City Library.

You can find out more by visiting our web site at www.bclibrary.org




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