Best Local Web Site - 2005
St. Louis County Library
Amazon lets you shop for books and music any time of day, in your PJs. The St. Louis County Library's Web site lets you do the exact same thing -- for free. Their catalog has more breadth and depth than Barnes & Noble's, the revamped home page is friendly in a Borders-ish way -- and it's free. Make a selection, choose the branch where you want to pick it up, and wait for the e-mail alert that lets you know it's in. Buying books causes clutter. Returning books when you're done reading them leaves you with a more well-informed and streamlined life. And it's free.