Apr 2, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: Library Week

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?

This year National Library Week is April 12th - 18th and this years theme is

Worlds connect @ your library...

You may want to check with your library to see if they have any special events planned. In the last year, I've been using my library more than ever. I think for some people the bookstores with coffee shops have replaced libraries, but in these tough economic times, I think you'll see that changing, if you haven't already. I used to love to go to the bookstore, get a cup 'o joe and browse. I would always end up leaving with at least one book, but I'm watching my pennies closer now.

Although I did visit the library as a child, I don't really have any memories that stand out. I love the coziness of older, smaller libraries, but I really enjoy our new local library. It's very spacious and the lighting is amazing, which is important to me. There are lots of places to sit and many large tables and computer workspaces. This summer I'm planning to visit the library much more often and do a lot more browsing.

What do you like most about your library?


  1. I was such a magnet to libraries when I was young. I still remembered that sensation of getting my library card---that felt so privileged and special!

    I love reading my own books at the library these days! :) That said, I'm justified to visit my favorite bookstores almost every other day.

  2. When I was a kid I spent hours at the library but libraries are built differently now. Most of them have an open design and to me, sound carries in that design. I can always hear the kids and people typing on their keyboards. For that reason I don't linger.

    Instead, I order books online, pick them up and then sit in my car with them, under a shady tree during my lunch break :)

  3. I agree -- the current economy has everyone watching their pennies. I know the activity at my local library has increased quite a bit since the beginning of the year.

  4. I love libraries and have since I was a child. I posted pictures of my favorite library when I was a child in my BTT post I get movies/DVD's from the library instead of renting them which saves a lot of money.

  5. The new nodern libraries are noisy. It puts me off.

    Booking through libraries

  6. The branch near me is small so they don't have a lot of events but the bigger branches do. This summer I'm planning on visiting all the libraries in the city and seeing what they look like.


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