I love the library! I take my sons every week for story time, and the majority of the books I read come from the library. I usually only buy a book if I have already read it from the library and know that I want to own it. It doesn't matter to me if a library is old or new, as long as it has a good selection of books.
I am also grateful that our library here in Utah has a good story time for my kids. We lived in a small town in Missouri for a couple of years and their libraries weren't very successful at doing story time. I don't know if it was the size of the town, or just the people who lived there, but we went a few times and usually there was only one other kid. The library here in Utah has story time three days of the week, and they have divided it into two groups - toddlers and preschoolers. Their are always tons of people there and I think that is great! I am grateful that the community is supportive of the library and a lot of people seem to understand the importance of books and reading.
The library has always been an important part of my life, and I am making it a big part of my children's lives too!