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Letter: Library is a valuable asset for Farmington

To the editor,

In these economic times are you looking for affordable entertainment? We have it in Farmington: our library.

There are DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs, audio books. Many of them are free. Others are available at a nominal cost. If your library doesn't have them, they will search other systems to try and find them and have them sent to Farmington. Computers are available and so are free lessons if you need them.

There are books of every kind: mystery, instructional, fun far-away lands. You can go anywhere without leaving home.

There is an adult book club that meets once a month. There are children's storytimes, programs and activities. Tickets are available for museums. There is an online language learning program for library members.

Discarded books are for sale all year long. There are forms for federal and state taxes, not that I consider that entertainment. However, it is a necessary part of life.

There is automated renewal by phone.

The most outstanding assets of our Farmington library are the employees. On a scale of one to 10, they are 100.

Recently I was instrumental in informing two of our tenants about the homebound delivery service of books. One of the library employees told me I was a library ambassador. What a compliment.

Marvalene James