In our old neighborhood of Ocean Beach, we lived within a few miles of two branch libraries: the charm-filled OB library and the fancier Hervey Point Loma branch. Even before we moved up here, one of the first things I looked into was the location of the closest library. Well, I was pretty excited to see that there was a Bookmobile that stopped by The Sea Ranch every other Wednesday. I fondly remembered the old Napa Bookmobile that would come to the elementary school.
The Mendocino County Library Bookmobile, which is also known as the Mobile Branch of the library, still makes me as giddy and happy as when I was an elementary schooler. I am not sure if it's the novelty of a bus/motor home that has been tricked out for a new purpose (the bloodmobile is equally intriguing to me), or if it's the possibility of all those free books to read.
|Bookmobile ... with a nice ocean view.|
In addition to the Bookmobile, there is an honor system library at The Sea Ranch. This library is open every day and has three small rooms with all types of books for borrowing. No library cards, no librarians, you just borrow what you want and return in two weeks. It's entirely volunteer run and all the books are donated. There are also puzzles and board games that can be borrowed. Books and board games ... seriously, I may have died and gone to heaven.
|The Sea Ranch Library|