Are libraries as cool as cupcakes?

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12 Responses to “Are libraries as cool as cupcakes?”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The Salt Lake City Main Public Library has a local coffee shop INSIDE. With the books and magazines!

    http://www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/locations.jsp?parent_id=8&page_id=20

  2. vtRusseell says:

    Since I started using my library’s online “hold” functionality and joined paperbackswap.com, It’s shocking how rarely I actually buy a book. I buy books at airports (in a lackabookaphobia frenzy) or because I know they will be ‘keepers’ on my bookshelf.

    • MrsBug says:

      vtRusseell, TOTALLY! I used to spend tons on books and when I discovered I could ask the library to send me books to the one closest to my home, dang,did I start saving some money.

      Now I only buy a book when it’s one I’ve already “vetted” through the library system and decided is worth the money. They definitely get my vote every time they’re up for a millage. Go Capital Area District Library!! (Lansing, MI)

  3. Anonymous says:

    I think frozen yogurt is the new cupcakes. They’re still closing and limiting the hours of libraries, but new frozen yogurt stores are everywhere.

  4. millrick says:

    libraires are way cooler than cupcakes
    they’re yummy food for the brain!

  5. martian_bob says:

    Oh man, I was totally in to libraries before they were cool.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Serve cupcakes in libraries? Now THAT is marketing!

  7. Anonymous says:

    the city,Minneapolis,is tearing down the local library–and making a new one TWICE as big!!!-that’s cool.

  8. Lobster says:

    An unpopular library is a quiet library.

  9. Alan says:

    I work in a library. And one of my coworkers likes to bake cupcakes on the weekends and bring them in to work. Best of both worlds!

  10. mhull61 says:

    A few of years ago I gasped at my end of year credit card summary, astonished how much I had spent at booksellers. My literary expenditures were ranging from $50 to over $100 a month. My girlfriend at the time (now my wife) reminded me that I could borrow books for free at the library. That year I made it my New Years resolution to renew my library card. I’ve relearned just how cool our libraries are. I don’t think I have bought a book since.

    There is even quaint little cafe across the street from the library in our town that’a supplanted the book store cafe for me.

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