I saw that National Library week is coming up in April, and that led to some questions. How often do you use your public library and how do you use it? Has the coffeehouse/bookstore replaced the library? Did you go to the library as a child? Do you have any particular memories of the library? Do you like sleek, modern, active libraries or the older, darker, quiet, cozy libraries?
I used to use the public library very very often, but in the last 2 or so years I use it not as often. And that is because of the amount of TBR books I now have of my own! I'd always read the library books and not my own! But then that leads to me buying more books I could just get from the library. It's basically a big mess! BUT, I do go to the library once a week to browse the Friends of the Library Bookstore, lots of great deals to be had there.
I guess when I go to a coffeehouse/bookstore I don't really stay there, I get what I need and go. So no way has it replaced the library!
I went to the library constantly as I child, in the summer I'd bring home a stack of chapter books and just read them like THAT. I also discovered the gloriousness that is reserving books online, really before we had the internet lol! It was some weird program, and you had to use keyboard shortcuts, no mouse! I'd reserve and reserve like crazy and pick up huge stacks! I don't really have particular memories, apparently one time a librarian yelled at me, not sure why, maybe I was talking, how rude!
There is no specific type of library I like, I've been to all sorts and they all have something great to offer!
Let's hear some of your library memories!