"52 Ways to Use Your Library Card" Challenge: #5 Make a Book Do the Walking (Use Inter-Library Loan)

Those of you in "the know" recognize my #5 as the ALA's #35 -- "Get a book from interlibrary loan." Truly, I feel like a wizard when I whip out my library card and command books from all over Los Angeles to march their leafen legs to my local L.A.P.L. branch.

Both of these books came from beach-area branches to take a two-week vacation with me up in the mountains. They came in smelling like salt air, and they'll go back smelling like dusty trails. If they're good, they might even get to stay longer. Ah, the power of renewal.

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