How to Support the Library by Buying Books
November 27, 2013
One of the joys of using the library is when I find books I can give as gifts.
- Mental Floss History of the United States, by Erik Sass, gives a quirky account of U.S. History that is both informative and fun.
- The Longest Road, by Philip Caputo, is a travel narrative describing his trip across the United States, from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska. His adventures and insights make this an enjoyable read.
- Eating on the Wild Side, by Jo Robinson, gives a detailed account of which varieties of produce contain the maximum amount of nutrients. Some of the revelations are downright surprising.
The Library offers a great way to purchase books. During previous searches, I had wondered what would happen if I clicked on the “Buy it Now” button found just below “Place Hold” and “Text This to Me.” I found Mental Floss History of the United States in the catalog and clicked on “Buy it Now.” The following window message popped up:
“Support Mid-Continent Public Library with your Amazon purchases! A portion of all purchases made from Amazon.com through this link return to your library. These funds are used to support and expand what the library can provide for you! Click continue to proceed to Amazon.”
I clicked on “continue” and the Amazon site appeared with my book prominently displayed. I placed it in my “shopping cart,” went back to the Library's website, found my 2nd book, placed it in my shopping cart, and did the same thing for my 3rd purchase. Easy and quick!
I buy way more books than I probably should. But now I can assuage my guilt just a little. After all, I am helping support the Library.