Too many books

a blog about books I'm reading and other things

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Booking through Thursday

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I saw that National Library week is coming up in April, and that led to some questions. How often do you use your public library and how do you use it? Has the coffeehouse/bookstore replaced the library? Did you go to the library as a child? Do you have any particular memories of the library? Do you like sleek, modern, active libraries or the older, darker, quiet, cozy libraries?

My answer:

I loved going to the library as a child. It was a small town library in an old building. The upstairs was the children's floor. I always got out several books at a time. I probably read most of the books in the children's and then young adult section. I knew the library so well that I knew when they got a new book in and I was often the first person to check it out. When I moved also to the adult section as a teenager, I decided to read every fiction book starting with A authors. I never got very far but it was fun trying.

Now, I don't use the library very often. Why? Because of my massive to be read shelves at home. I have enough books to read without getting them from the library. I still do frequent library book sales though; I can't pass up a library book sale. I have started going more frequently with my kids and they get out several books a week.