I discovered today that Fresno really does have public libraries. I had heard rumors, but I thought they were nothing more. The one closest to my office turned out to be a small, unassuming store in the back of a run-down strip mall. I’m hoping this is the smallest branch in the system; with only six stacks it is smaller than the branch in my tiny mountain tourist village. They are both in the same valley-wide library system, so my old card worked here. At least it would work, except I’m a library fugitive. That’s right, $14.37 in late fees! I’m such a rebel! I don’t know if I’m gonna pay either! Take that Madera! Take that Fresno!