I thought about you yesterday, as I was searching for a quote on character, and ran into a whole bunch of quotes about books. I am an AVID reader, and had to get a Kindle (which I never, ever, thought I would purchase), just to keep my books from taking over my house. I collect old books, and new ones too, and still have, after purging, about 3,000 books in my house. Maybe more.
Reading is as important to me as Sparkpeople, and it is my payoff for a good day. I read all the time, and do not watch any television. We all would be much smarter and better for it!!
Hope your library opens soon. If you lived nearby, you could use mine!!