An Anonymous Patron sends "along this piece from the Seattle Times promoting the prevalence, usefulness and availability of subscription databases at public libraries.
"In truth, our tax dollars pay for access to these comprehensive databases, so I think more people should know about them. Librarians are continually trying to inform the public, and maybe this column can help."
It's been fun, and in the process I've learned that public libraries can add significant value to general Internet searching. You may not care much about genealogy, but I'll bet you can find something of interest in your library's databases if you take the time to look."