Thursday, 2 April 2009

Booking through Thursday

This is the discussion for today,
Suggested by Barbara:
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 is here,
I usually visit the library every week, after my shopping trip a good look round the library is a treat. The largest nearby town has a coffeehouse/bookstore , and I do frequent that too , but as the library is the nearer I prefer it.
I used the school library as a child , there wasn't a council one where I lived.The building is not foremost in my mind when visiting as the books are the thing but after saying that I prefer older buildings in general I feel they have more character.
More library talk can be found here.

8 comments:

Kathy said...

when I was in grade school I always used the schools library mainly because the one in town was to far for me to get to. Now its at the end of my block so I can walk there if need be.

Blodeuedd said...

A trip to the library after a shopping trip is always nice :D

Jess said...

I also visit once a week after work on Saturday. Then, maybe once a month I stop at an independent bookstore on my way home to browse.

http://barneysbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/booking-through-thursday-42.html

Charli and me said...

I agree. I think older buildings have much more character. Happy BTT!

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I think the older libraries have so much character too!

Mary said...

The area library closest to me is less than 5 minutes away. I try to pop in a couple of time per month - usually to pick up a book I put on hold online. They give me a call when it arrives and I run over and pick it up. I did that this morning. I try not to get new books that can only be out for a week - too much pressure to get it read.

This library is the main floor of a large office building. Not very traditional in design, to be sure. But it's a good library and the people who work there are very nice. I may go back tomorrow as the Friends of the Library are holding their used books sale this weekend.

Nise' said...

I'd rather spend time in the library than shop!

Holly said...

My favorite teacher in elementary school was the librarian! I love our library. I'm there at least once a week.