Monday, February 23, 2009

Musing Mondays



How often do you visit the library? Do you have a scheduled library day/time, or do you go whenever? Do you go alone, or take people with you?

I'm a librarian, so I spend a lot of time in libraries! As far as personal visits, I'm a little embarrassed to admit I don't go to my public library all that often. The main branch of my city's library is being housed in a school as the city completes renovations on the original building (and the temporary location may even be closed at this stage) and it's not really a comfortable place to hang out right now. My neighborhood branch, located about a block from my house, is likewise small and sometimes I feel self-conscious about spending too much time there because I'm an introvert and can't hide anywhere. :-) The staff there are really nice though and when I go in to pick up interlibrary loans it's always fun to say hi.

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8 comments:

caite said...

the people at my small branch seem too busy talking to each other to even notice me. I could spend the day...if I had the time...or needed the books, which I do not.

N.Vasillis said...

I don't blame you about not going very often. I love my local library because it's friendly,the atmosphere is great, they know me by name, and they're just up the street. Have a good week!

kalea_kane said...

I hadn't been going to the library as often as I would like. My New Year resolution was to spend more time there. My son and I got once every two weeks now. I have plenty to read, but we like browsing about and seeing if there is anything new.

naida said...

I like to go about once or twice per month :)

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bookfool said...

I spend the most time on my library's website. The Los Angeles County Library system has an amazing website. I can check their inventory for books, place a hold, have the book sent to my local branch, download an audiobook, order a music cd, read newspaper articles, etc. And I can do this in my PJ's after everyone's asleep and the library is closed! They send me an email when my book has arrived, I walk into the branch to the hold shelf, pick up the books, check them out and I'm done. Of course I have to spend some time browsing when I pick up the books, and I always finds something of interest!

Marie said...

bookfool, Cambridge's library system allows us to do all those things from home too. it's amazing what libraries have to offer! :-)

An Anonymous Child said...

Most people would like to go to the library more often than they actually do. It's a problem I'm afraid most readers deal with...

Marie said...

Anonymous Child- I'm sure you're right! :-)