Booking Through Thursday – Library Week

April 2, 2009 at 8:08 pm 1 comment


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?

I try to go to the library every 2 weeks, mostly to get books and a video for my son. Occasionally, I get a book or two for myself also. Right now, I am reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, which is a library book. I typically search the online database at home and decide which book I want to get before going to the library (for myself). My library is not one of the largest ones in the county, so I normally end up requesting a book from another library in our county.

I did go to the library as a child. It was in an older house, with creaky wooden floors. The books were really crammed in there. I remember reading old, orange biographies when I was young – probably late elementary school age. There were quite a few, and I enjoyed learning about historic people. I would love to find out if these books have been reprinted, or who wrote them. It would be so great to read them to my son when he’s a little older, or if he could read them himself.

As far as I know, I have not been in a sleek, modern library. I’ve been to more modern ones, but I don’t think they attained the sleek status. If a library was done well in a modern design, I think I would like it. Old, cozy libraries are wonderful though. Unfortunately, I don’t know of any locally.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. blodeuedd  |  April 3, 2009 at 8:05 am

    I tend to love all kind of libraries, it’s the books that matter in the end 🙂
    Of course the cozy ones are so nice


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