If you were to ask me for an under-utilized place in Lubbock, I'd 100% answer "the library".

No, I'm not saying that we are dumb, or that we don't get books elsewhere. I'm saying that libraries have so much more to offer than books.

When I was a kid a visit to the library was just about the greatest thing. It was 100% awesome to explore, even when I wasn't interested in the books. I did eventually take an interest in the books, even though I kept checking the same two out over and over (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, and the Boy Scouts Guide).

Eventually, I learned that I could also check out albums from the public library. If you're wondering how I ended up a wise-cracking morning d.j., it could have something to do with the fact that I checked out albums from Cheech & Chong, Homer And Jethro, and George Carlin.

Of course, some libraries even offer a selection of movies, computer access and so much more. On occasion, there are workshops and other programs. The library I grew up near also had a ton of craft-type events (I really did know origami at one time).

Even armed with all of this knowledge and love of libraries, I was surprised when I saw that the Lubbock Public Libraries mentioned they have a free "seed library".  Isn't that cool? You can just go by and get some seeds for your spring planting. Talk about perfect timing, this is it. It really seems like a wonderful program. You can find out more about it on their Facebook page.

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