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Where's Your Library Card?

August 28, 2003 - posted at: 5:20 p.m. Cdt

JONESBORO, Ark. -- When was the last time you went to the library and didn't take the kids. Well, if you haven't been to your public library lately you don't know what you've been missing.

   When you think of the library, it's hard not to think of kids and books, lots of books. But in addition to thousands of books, the Jonesboro Public Library offers 34-thousand square feet of magazines, newspapers, computers, video tapes, books on tape, dvd's, and art exhibits.

  "Library's are for everyone, from the cradle to the grave," says Phyllis Burkett the director of the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library.  Burkett says, "everyone should have a library card, becauseyou've got to have an information need at least once a year. Retired people, working people, everybody, there's something that you need to know in your life or your business to make your life better and you should talk to us first."

   And at the Jonesboro library, there is no strict dress code, it's a come as you are atmosphere. Phyllis: no shirt, no shoes, no problems. And as far as that whispering in the library thing, burkett says, "nobody in the library says sush. We just don't do it. It's one of those things with a circle around it and a line drawn through it."

    Of course kids should use their inside voices in the spectacular children's activity center, with an electric train table, an aquarium, special seating, kids computers and lots of books.

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, so go to your local public library and get yourself a library card, they're free.

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