Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about the library…
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For me, this depends on whether it is during the school year or not. During school, I probably visit our school library once a week or so. I head straight for the back room and paw through all the piles of new arrivals and grab anything and everything that looks interesting. I am way over my limit on the amount of books I can check out, but luckily my librarian doesn’t mind. If I am looking for a particular book which we don’t have, she often gets it for me through inter-library loan. I love our school librarian!!! We go back to school tomorrow and I have my two advanced sophomore classes scheduled for a visit to the library to pick out a free choice read for a project we are about to begin. I have a stack of books to return and I am looking forward to replacing them with a brand new stack.
During the summer I visit my local library probably once a week. I can read a lot more during the summer. My neighbors all know me as the woman who sits outside in her lawn chair reading a book and drinking an iced coffee. I easily read a book a day in this manner. I would love to start a book group for high school students at my local library and will have to look into this for the summer.
Since I have started working at the bookstore, I find that I am not using the library as much as I used to. However, I do realize the economic value of the library and need to remember that, but sometimes I know that the book is one I will want to keep and thus, my paycheck goes right back to the store.