This image has been making the rounds lately:
Click for a larger image. If you can’t read it, it says (grammar and capitalization intact): “was just thinking. my sister does -alot- of reading, and spends like $1000 a year on just books alone. most of them she reads once and never looks at again. is there some kind of like…video rental store but for books? would make things alot cheaper, plus once one person has read one the next person could get enjoyment from it etc.”
Now, the ignorance of libraries this implies makes me sad. Once my initial slack-jawed disbelief had passed, however, I realized that it is awesome at the same time as it is frustrating: the person who wrote this may not know about libraries, but he or she knows that libraries are a great idea. And he or she is right: libraries are a great idea.