Booking Through Thursday

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This is an old BTT question, because we haven't done one in a while, and I'm stressed!

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 use the public library probably once or twice a month. To check out books for McKid or for myself. But I'll admit that I use 1/2 Price Books more often than I ought to, instead of the library.

I went to the library ALL THE TIME as a kid and teen. Probably at least once a week. It was my goal to read every book in the children's section of the Abilene Public Library. According to my mother, they could have built an addition on, just with my late fees. Late fees remain an issue with me, even today. I am congenitally unable to return a library book on time, even with the help of Library Elf.


I like dark and cozy libraries better than libraries with blaring noise. My current library is like trying to read in the middle of a shopping mall. Which I can do, by the way, but would prefer a smooshy chair and a mean librarian whispering HUSH to the kids running through the building.

I think that means I'm old.


We're at the library at least once a week. Story time is a must-go around here. I adored the library that was walkable from our house in Dallas and was sad to break up with it, but our new one is just splendid.

I'm with you on late fees. If I check a movie out, you can guarantee I'll lose it for a few days after it's due and get the high dvd fees. I wish there was a netflix-ish program with them...

The quiet library is lost, it seems! Ours is sweet and nooky but normal voice is the norm! Bring back library whisper! Behold the heavy hush of mass books!



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