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Musing Mondays (BIG)

Monday is the day I usually do a memory but then I saw this fun meme and since libraries and summer are so connected for me, I thought I would give it a go.

Library Habits meme:
1. If you don’t frequent your local library, why not?
  NA
2. If you do visit the library, how often do you go?  I visit my library at least once a week and use their website almost daily
3. Do you have a favorite section that you always head to first, or do you just randomly peruse the shelves?  There is a reading section as you walk in where they shelve newer paperbacks and I always stop there first.
4. How many books are you allowed to check out at one time? Do you take advantage of this?  There is not a limit
5. How long are you allowed to have the books checked out?  You automatically have them for a month and can renew two times.  Renewals are for two weeks
6. How many times are you allowed to renew your check-outs, if at all?  see above 🙂

7. What do you love best about your particular library?  The branch I go to was opened when our daughters were first starting elementary school so it is such a reminder of those years
8. What is one thing you wish your library did differently?  I kind of wish they had a place where you could sit with a cup of coffee
9. Do you request your books via an on-line catalogue, or through the librarian at your branch?  On-line – our library has a great on-line system
10. Have you ever chosen a book on impulse (from the on-line catalogue OR the shelves) and had it turn out to be totally amazing? If so, what book was it, and why did you love it?  I picked up What Was Lost this summer on a whim, from that new paperback section – one of the best reads I had this summer

I do love my library.  Last week, when it was so hot, our libraries extended their hours so people would have a place to go and cool off.  It was very crowded but it was pretty neat to see people sitting around reading to kids and looking at magazines.  They have also done a lot of wonderful programs for people who have lost jobs like help with resume writing and learning how to access on line job searches.  I know that we have one of the best library systems in the country and I am very grateful to those who support our libraries.

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