My #12 Thankful thing was books....but what I left out was that I rarely BUY any books. I love my local library system. I get on their website and request whatever book I want and it shows up for me to read. It's as simple as that. Rarely is there a book I want that the library (via the all-county system) doesn't have. Since I read around 100 books a year being able to borrow books (and videos!) for free has saved me hundreds-no, thousands of dollars. I can't imagine having to buy every book I read. Or trying to borrow someone else's.
Funding for libraries has been cut like everything else. I am proud to support my library.