Tuesday, December 2, 2008


With the recent closure of the Blockbuster store here in Ketchikan, our video options have narrowed somewhat. Many people - my mother included - seem to be turning to Netflix to supply their movie watching needs. Before you direct your browser to your Netflix account, however, I ask that you give the library catalog a try. In the last month, there have been half a dozen times I have heard people mention videos that they ordered, only to think to myself "Well, we have that at the library". John Adams, Edward the King, The 3:10 to Yuma....we have all of those movies available for free at the library.
We won't drop them off in your mailbox, like Netflix, but you can browse our selection online and place holds on the titles you want. We will pull them off the shelf for you and have them waiting at the front desk for you to pick up. You can even come down and wander around our shelves to see what looks good. Best of all, you don't have to wait for them to arrive in the mail.
We have over 4,000 films just in the Adult library alone, and our collection includes both DVD (1,200) and VHS (2,855) formats. Rather than relying on the blockbuster films that are available for rent, our collection features lots of classics, critically-acclaimed movies, foreign films, documentaries, BBC & PBS productions and how-to videos. Whether it's a silent film featuring Rudolph Valentino, an Academy-award winning documentary or a family-friendly show like All Creatures Great & Small, there is something on our shelf that will interest anyone. Just give us a chance...

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