I personally have found my local library to be an invaluable source of all manner of reading materials. From Sci-fi fiction to biographies to history to science, from brushing up on my math skills to learning how to train my dogs effectively, a good library is in my opinion a must have for all towns and cities everywhere. My city library happens to be quite excellent, in the amount of books it has available, to the ease and efficiency of use, to the sheer size of the building and the extra features it contains (like an in-door art exhibition area, and a genealogical records area), in addition to the basic features of a good library (such as computer usage room, spacious private conference areas, community resource listings and information). So, I was wondering, if you rated your local public library, what score do you give it? 1-5, 5 being top-notch excellent, 3 being pretty okay/solid and 1 being very poor/crappy. Take all factors into consideration, including quantity and variety of books, media materials, building architecture and structure, librarian competence, and special features (or lack of them). The library I use by the way is the Fort Wayne, Indiana main library. The number of books available is vast, and there is alot of things you can do there and resources you can use that most libraries simply do not have. The librarians are helpful, but not exceptional as far as I could tell (librarians in general seem to do just enough to help you and otherwise try to avoid you, lacking the finer points of person-to-person service, but of course thats just some of them). It has well-organized sections and large, regularly updated new books areas. A great library, I give that a 5/5 overall.