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My husband and I used to be book store junkies but we have discovered our local library system. I have had some great finds both at our local branch and interlibrary loan. I was able to get Radical Homemaking and all sorts of DIY books. I found a great one on ubran homesteading and it has recipes for lacto fermentation and homemade yogurt! What have been your great finds?

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A couple of years ago, I decided to save money by not buying books (or at least as many). We were new to the area and could not find a good used book source (have since found one).  It has been a godsend. We have a great system that covers 3 counties and I have yet to not find a book I am looking for.  Can't pinpoint any one find. Recently checked out Vegan for Life and Keys to Good Cooking, a Guide to Making the Best Foods and Recipes.
If you can find Vegan with a Vengeance it is an awesome vegan cookbook. We aren't even vegan but it has tons of great recipes.

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  My local library network also stocks documentary videos like " The Real Dirt On Farmer John" - about a CSA. And our libraries even order New Feature Videos and we check them out for free!

I completely second this.  Any random title I hear about and want to find there they miraculously have!  I just picked up a great book on homesteading (imaginatively titled Homesteading), the 2009 Green Earth Catalog and Be Thrifty which has a lot of info on growing your own food.     Definitely love my local library.

None yet - but you've given me the push to check out mine!

Thanks!

Our library is a wonderful resource! I've always been a library junkie ...  but now that we finally have a place of our own, I suspect the librarians will become my greatest allies. Square foot gardening 2 is my latest discovery. The ground here is compacted and rocky in the areas that get the most sun, so we want to experiment with the raised beds this year. One of the best books I've read is "Made from Scratch". It was written by a young lady that started homesteading on rented property.

Lee Ann - now I'm curious about our library. I work just kiddy-corner from one. I am curious about the "made from scratch" book. Definitely gonna skip lunch and go this week. Thank you for the suggestion.
 
Lee Ann Dennis said:

Our library is a wonderful resource! I've always been a library junkie ...  but now that we finally have a place of our own, I suspect the librarians will become my greatest allies. Square foot gardening 2 is my latest discovery. The ground here is compacted and rocky in the areas that get the most sun, so we want to experiment with the raised beds this year. One of the best books I've read is "Made from Scratch". It was written by a young lady that started homesteading on rented property.

Yes, the library is a great treasure here too! I used to go and just look for fiction to read on my commute but then I realised that there are shelves full of books on homesteading, gardening, ecology, land management - and they will bring in books for free from all the libraries in the region, which is great. I am reading Gaia's Garden for the permie curious group here on Homegrown, and got it through the library.

You gotsta LOVE the library!  And the two big questions I end up, at some point, asking people I become close with is A. Are you registered and DO you vote, and B. Do you have a library card. Libraries: a great resource for all.

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