It certainly isn’t a secret around here that I am a true and blue library lover! I saw this tag (and lovely header photo!) over at Book Stacks Amber and feel that it is not only accurate, but perfectly timed!
Library-A-Thon, a week-long read-a-thon that encourages readers to borrow from their local library, is currently running from June 3-9. This read-a-thon is chalk-full of fun challenges and Twitter sprints are underway. More information about the hosts and event can be found over on Twitter, @libraryathon.
Library Lovers Book Tag
How often do you visit your local library?
I physically visit my closest branch about once per week to pick up hold items. This branch is situated within a strip mall, so it is usually very busy and bustling–which is great! However, I don’t tend to stay very long for this reason. If I need to ‘buckle down,’ then I venture to the main branch in the downtown core approximately once a month.
That being said, I visit my local library’s online presence–blogs, catalogue, and more–daily. Sometimes I scour the discussion posts or staff picks, whereas some days I simply need to check due dates.
Are you the type of person who checks out more books than you know you can read or are you someone who only checks out the exact amount of books you intend on reading before they are due?
My habits fall under a little bit of column A and a little bit of column B. I always intend to read the books that I sign out, but I am a mood reader who frequently changes course sporadically.
Sometimes–or, more often than I care to admit–I will have maxed out the number of renewals on an item and it will become due before I ever get around to picking it up!
How old were you when you got your first library card?
I believe that I was either 5 or 7-ish years old when I got my first library card. I was at the public library with my mom and ever-so-shyly asked her if I could get my own library card–to my surprise, the answer was yes! I was so excited to be able to sign out “my own” books; it felt like I had even more autonomy over my own reading.
Thank you, Mom ❤
Do you go to your library looking for a particular book or do you check out anything that peaks your interest?
I don’t usually go to the library to browse the collection because there are simply too many options! I typically know what I’m looking for before I walk in. I’ll peruse book reviews, watch BookTube videos, scour the catalogue and add more items to my Goodreads account before I actually make it to the library. Once the process has been completed, I more often than not will place a hold and pick it up on a later date.
Do you use your library to check out just books or do you also check out dvds, audiobooks etc.?.
I used to be a religiously print-only reader. Once I forayed into the world of e-reading, I grew to appreciate digital formats. I borrow print materials, e-books, audiobooks, DVDs, and access numerous library databases.
From what section of your library do you check out a majority of your books? ( YA, middle grade, adult, nonfiction.)
I tend to gravitate towards adult fiction, but I do still enjoy reading select YA titles to add variety–and to remain “in the loop.”
What is your favorite part of using your local library?
My favourite part about using my local public library is being a part of a thriving community space. Public libraries are one of the last remaining public commons, which provides resources and opportunities for all members of the local community.
Also, I love that my library provides patrons access to NoveList, a (wicked) readers advisory database that provides information about read-alikes, genres, reviews, and much more.
The librarian nerd in my geeks out every time.
Have you completed the Library Lovers Book Tag?
If so, share a link to your post, video, etc. in the comments below! I would love to meet fellow library lovers! If not, consider yourself tagged!