Ah, Spring. The season of renewed hope, spring cleaning, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, track, and libraries! Libraries? Wha - huh? There. I've said it. Spring is a FANTASTIC time to visit your local library. "But, dear Schlowdown-Blog-Writer, the weather is beautiful! We wanna be OUTSIDE!" Fair enough, gentle reader. Let me offer some arguments for utilizing a library in the springtime. 1) Do you Garden? Do you want to start? Do you want to try something different? Yup. We've got resources for that.2) Are your kids tired of playing Red Rover for the 1000th time? Hey! We have all sorts of places you can find new and exciting games as well as to explore the older versions (like Blindman's Bluff - what are the REAL rules?)3)Starting a new fitness routine? We have exercise DVDs and an extensive collection of music that can get you moving. 4) Planning a road trip? We offer a number of audiobooks that you can download (without setting foot in the library - but we'd love to see you here) and listen to while you drive, ride, run or bike. 5) Did you get an eReader for Christmas? Thinking you'll get one for Mother's Day? Father's Day? We're developing a very nice collection of eBooks that you can check out (please note: eBooks DON'T work on Kindles). 6) Of course, into each life a little rain must fall. And Spring is a very rainy season here in Happy Valley. So, when it rains, come down to the library and attend one of our many programs. Sign up for Summer Reading (it's not just for kids!), visit our gallery to get a glimpse of the talented artists we feature. There is so much to do, and so many ways we can help. Won't you let us? Drop by and ask one of our friendly staff members to lead you in the right direction.