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Libraries

Discussion in 'Tea Room (Book Chat)' started by Jordan, 5 Aug 2017.

  1. Jordan

    Jordan Member

    I know it was mentioned in another post about the joy of reading, but is anyone else a fan and regular user of libraries? I feel like I'm in one all the time.
     
  2. atry

    atry Member

    I was. Then my local council decided to remove the books. They believe a library is a room of tablets and beanbags. It is sad.
     
  3. Ellie Jane

    Ellie Jane Member

    I started using the library when it became apparent that the budget would be slashed and the library closed because no one used it. It felt as dreadful as possibility of the postal service closing. The library was saved in the end and I've been going regularly ever since.
     
  4. Demi

    Demi New Member

    I love checking out books from the library since they have such a large variety and it saves money. However, I do not read at the library, I always bring my books home.
     
  5. My mother was a librarian before she retired and I grew up helping out. There's usually only one full-time and one part-time librarian on staff, so programs like literacy for adults, or children's story hour are done by volunteers. Some people don't realize that you can borrow digital books as well. I find it handy.
     
  6. Julia

    Julia Member

    I do go to the library sometimes but it is usually to get my daughter a book. She loves looking at all the books and picking a few to take home. I usually have a book loaded up on my e reader. To me it's easier to go online and check out a book instead of searching the library.
     
  7. jessica

    jessica Member

    So you live in London then;)?
     
  8. Terry

    Terry Member

    Used to love going to them, never seem to have the time nowadays as they are always shut as I go passed. Still have a couple of old library cards kicking around somewhere.
     
  9. Reader

    Reader Vile Critic

    Where I used to live we had a really good library. I finished the fiction section, with the exception of romance, but they updated frequently so there was always a new book or two to hunt out. Where I moved to the library has four stacks of fiction, less of non-fiction, and that is it. I had already read most of them, and they haven't changed the stock in the years I have been here. I frequent their stock sales, where they sell all the donated books instead of putting them on the shelves, but that is about it. To my frustration we have a far better public library slightly closer but it is over the county line so I cannot get a card for it, although I spend time there.
     

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