Friday, April 24, 2009

Curse you, Iowa County!!

All I want is a library card! Is that too much to ask for? Now that I am no longer teaching full time, I actually have time to read for fun and I have to send my poor husband to the library for me since I do not have a library card and apparantly I shouldn't expect to get one for quite some time. Here's how this whole headache breaks down:

We live in Iowa County - a teeny, tiny little patch of Iowa County that is snugly situated between Sauk and Richland Counties. Sauk County is part of the Southcentral Wisconsin Library System, which means they are connected to all the libraries in the surrounding counties. They get books from Madison, Spring Green, etc. Evan has a library card that he can use in Prairie du Sac and Sauk City to access this because he was smart enough to get one while we still lived in Dane County, which is also part of that library system.

However, Iowa County is NOT part of the same library system that Sauk is. They are set up with Richland County and a bunch of other podunk counties in the SouthWESTERN library system. So, I had to drive my butt all the way to Lone Rock, which is a "blink and you miss it" little town on the opposite side of Spring Green to submit my library card application. The librarian at the "library" - I use that term loosely since it looked more like a converted garage than a library - was so scatterbrained and looked positively scared that I was asking for a library card. I left my application there a few weeks ago and I still have not received anything in the mail. Even if I did get a card in the mail, which I doubt at this point, I would still need to take THAT card in to the Spring Green library and apply to be able to use my card in the SouthCENTRAL library system.

At this point, I think I'll just keep using Evan as my errand boy.

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