I'm a day behind on my 30 days of gratitude, but I love Public Libraries so much that I think I can give them two days worth of my gratitude. :)
I have always loved libraries. As a child, my mother would take us to the library and we'd haul out a radio flyer wagon full of books to take home. We always had as many books out as we could, and although we ended up paying a lot in overdue fines because of having too many books out to manage properly (a problem I still have - the bane of homeschoolers, autodidacts, and avid readers alike), but I think paying fines to libraries is only right and just.
What do I get from the library? Books, of course. Audiobooks, as well. Music CD's, sometimes. Children's DVD's. Bilingual books that we use to try and learn spanish. But we also get children's story hour and other educational events, author talks, meeting rooms available for community groups, internet access, printers, reference librarians, children's librarians, summer reading programs, and more.