What are you wanting from the library? I don't mean specific books, but are you wanting research materials, non fiction, fiction, etc? Basically what I do is go in and browse the shelves. I look for authors who've been recommended or a book jacket or title that jumps out at me. My kids like different things, my 11yo likes Hardy Boys books and other pre-teen/teen novels, my 7yo likes non-fiction mostly, usually about hockey or science, my 3yo likes picture books.
At my library the fiction books are shelved alphabetically by the author's last name and non-fiction uses the Dewey Decimal System. But there are always librarians there who can help you find a book or figure out the computer to look for and request books. Many libraries also offer internet access, magazines, newspapers, or even just a quiet place to sit and read. I love the library, I read a lot and would go broke if I had to buy all the books I read.
at 10:46 PM on Apr. 23, 2010