Hey all! I was just recently tagged by Never Not Reading for The Library Lover’s Book Tag! A huge thanks, and make sure you check out her lovely blog!! Considering the library is basically my second home and I just absolutely adore it, I had to do this!!
How often do you visit your local library?
I volunteer at the library so quite often! During the school year I usually go in once a week. And summer just ended 😦 but during the summer I was going 3-4 days a week! I only check out books around once or twice a month though.
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 intend to read all the books I check out! Sometimes I grab a lot at a time since, with renewals, I can have books checked out for two months! Other times, since I go so often, I’ll only check out a few and go grab new books every week! So it’s not exact, especially since I’m never sure if I’ll read a book right away or renew it twice and wait for the last minute, but I usually do read them before they’re due!
How old were you when you got your first library card?
I have no idea. Five? Six? I had a kids card and was checking out picture books when I was very, very young. I’ve always been a reader.
Do you go to your library for a particular book or do you check out anything that piques your interest?
Both! Before I started blogging, I would just browse and roam around, grabbing whatever caught my interest. Now that I’m a blogger and hear about popular books, I do look for particular books, but I also browse and check out everything that piques my interest because how else are those underappreciated gems going to be found???
Do you only check out books or do you also get DVDs, audiobooks, etc.?
I only check out books. I don’t read/listen to audiobooks, and I get DVDs from Netflix.
From what section of the library do you check out most of your books?
Young Adult! After all, I am a young adult 🙂 I’ve been going to the YA section since I was 12, and no plans to stop anytime soon! Although I spend most of my time in the Children’s Section, just not checking out books!
What is your favorite part of using your local library?
Oh, such a hard question!! Honestly, I just love all parts of my library! The main draw for me has always been the free books, of course! I get pretty much all my books from the library! I’m going to make a guess and say that I read 90 library books last year. If we assume a book costs $15 (and most are more since all these library books I read are hardcover), that’s $1350 a year, and if I read that much for ten years, $13,500. I do not have that kind of money. There’s no way I’d be able to read all these amazing stories without the library!!!
Tag! You’re it!! I’m tagging everyone who goes to the library to do this!!!