One of the first things we did when we moved here was head to the library and get cards. I love the library and I use it a lot. They have a very good system in place for reserving and picking up books. If they don’t have it, you can request it and if possible they’ll order it and automatically put it on your reserve list and notify you when it comes in. For the locals, I just found the comment/suggestion link on the library’s site and that can be fun to check out to see if you agree or disagree with people’s thoughts.