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Friday, December 23, 2016

What do I get my wife for Christmas...??

Dear Circ,

I'm trying to find a gift for my wife this Christmas, but I just can't come up with anything she'd really like. We don't live in a library district, so I usually buy her some books I know she'd like, and other things. But it dawned on me, I just thought I'd ask, could I get her a library card for Christmas? Is that a dumb idea? I know it's late... What do you think?

Stymied Sam

Dear Sam,

We don't think it's dumb, we think that's a great idea! Why give someone books when you can give them a whole library? And it's definitely not too late.

This is how you do it.  If you own property, you need to bring in a copy of your tax bill. We will look at the assessed value of your property, and figure the amount of tax you’d pay to the library if you actually did live in our district and charge you that amount. This will be one annual payment, and you will receive library cards for the property owner, as well as everyone residing in household. So you can actually make this a family present if you like -- kids, parents, whoever lives with you is eligible.

If you rent, you can bring in your lease, and we will charge you a percentage of your annual rent. Again, the payment is annual, and buys cards for everyone in the household.

Whether you are a renter or an owner, your cards will be valid for one year from the date of purchase. For exact financial details, call or visit the library card desk with either your tax bill, or your rental agreement in hand. We take major credit cards, a personal check, or cash for payment.

Just so you're aware, we're open today from 9:30 a.m to 5 p.m. and closed tomorrow for Christmas Eve, so if you want to put a real gift card under the tree for your wife, you have to come in today.  If you want to put a little sparkle in your gift, check this item out before you leave the library.  Your wife will fall in love with you all over again!


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