I saw this tag over at Flavia The Bibliophile. Libraries have been a big part of my life so this is the perfect tag. In case you didn’t know, both my parents work/ed at a library and I was employed at a library for two years as a weekend assistant.
The Library Lover’s Book Tag
1. How often do you visit your local library?
I use my university library more than I do a normal public library, but maybe this year is the year I change that! When I was little, my mum would bring books back every day from the library for me to read, and when I was working during college I would be at the library week and I usually borrowed a couple of books every other week.
2. Are you the type of person who checks out more books than you can read or are you someone who checks out the exact amount of books you intend to read before they are due?
I used to check out huge pile of books every few weeks. I usually didn’t get through even half of them, and i’d be stuck in a cycle of forever having too many books – but I wasn’t spending money so it was all good.
3. How old were you when you got your first library card?
I was probably about ten? I think my mum signed me up, so it might have been younger than that, and I was borrow books through my parents when I was way younger than that.
4. Do you go to your library for a particular book or do you check out anything that piques your interest?
I use the library to pick up any and all books that I might be interested in… after all, if I decide I don’t like a book, I can just return it.
5. Do you only check out books or do you also get DVDs, audiobooks, etc.?
The libraries near me charge extra for renting DVDs so I don’t borrow them, but one of the libraries I was signed up to had online books, magazines and audiobooks. I didn’t borrow the audiobooks specifically but I did borrow the digital books and magazines, and it was great – definitely check if your local library has a digital borrowing system!
6. From what section of the library do you check out most of your books?
Young Adult! But if I start going back to the library regularly now I’m almost back at university, it will be non-fiction university related stuff and I’ll probably be looking into books in the fantasy genre and from other adult authors I want to read more of.
7. What is your favorite part of using your local library?
The sense of community – whether it is a public library or a university library – is one of the things I love the most. Other than the free books, obviously. My favourite libraries have lots of study spaces and quiet areas to work, too. My university library, for example, has a platform above a lecturing theatre where there are snack and drink machines, sofas and booths. It is one of my favourite places to work!
I tag anyone who wants to participate in this – tag me in the post so I can see your responses!