How Often Do You Go To The Library?

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How Often Do You Go To The Library?

P'Gell P'Gell
We don't get "free" library privileges where we live, because we live in an unincorporated area. We pay about $350.00 a year for a libary card, although we can use it at most libraries.

How often do you go to your library or any library? Do you have a library card? If not, why not?

Even with the internet, libraries are amazing places with so much to teach us. I mean, you walk in there, and they let you take books home. How great is that?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I have a library card and...
P'Gell , BlooJay , Petite Valentine , js250 , silverdragonfly9 , OhMy! , Mrs. Tickle and Giggle , Gracie , Owl , Kitka , TameTemptress , Allstars316 , Ghost , Stinkytofu10 , ksparkles16 , Zombirella , sktb0007 , little miss kinky , bayosgirl , G&L , 12345678 , GONE! , Allison.Wilder , Peggi , mpfm , mmmmm , humblepie , ghent529 , PDXlady , dv8 , A.noel , pirata , pirkit , HippieFeet , humpday , lulz , sexxxkitten , Scrawberry78
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I go to the library for books every week.
P'Gell , 12345678 , pirkit
3
I go to the library for books a few times a month
Gracie , Owl , TameTemptress , A.noel , HippieFeet
5
I use the library for books once a month.
BlooJay , GONE! , meezerosity , mpfm , PDXlady , dv8 , humpday , Scrawberry78
8
I only get books a few times a year
js250 , OhMy! , Kitka , little miss kinky , bayosgirl , married with children , Peggi , sexxxkitten
8
I have a card but I never take books out of the library
Allstars316 , Zombirella , Peggi , humblepie , ghent529 , booboo111926 , pirata , CoffeeCup
8
I only use the library for the internet access
little miss kinky
1
I only use the library for movies on DVD
BlooJay , Peggi
2
I don't have a library card because....
ToyTimeTim , puppylove , Rossie , shcoo , gorgeous , Bullfroggy and Rose , darthkitt3n , Errant Venture , All His , gsfanatic
10
It isn't important to me to read
I don't know how to get one
xxxPerfectxxChaosxxx
1
I never bothered to check it out when I moved here
xxxPerfectxxChaosxxx , shcoo , Stinkytofu10 , ghent529 , All His , gsfanatic
6
I live in an unincorporated area and I don't want to spend the money for a libary card
I have a card, and never get books, but I use my card for something else not listed above
Ghost , G&L , Allison.Wilder
3
I don't use the libary because there are no libraries for at least 100 miles from where I live (Yeah, that's the only way you're getting out of it... ;))
Total votes: 93 (53 voters)
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05/27/2012
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ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
...I do not read many books anymore, mostly due to time. My kids, on the other hand, do have a library card that is good for all three library's around us, one of which is in their school. Their school has three of them in total, one for elementary, one for JR/High school and the county one. We have one in town and one in the next town over too.
05/27/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
...I do not read many books anymore, mostly due to time. My kids, on the other hand, do have a library card that is good for all three library's around us, one of which is in their school. Their school has three of them in total, one for ...
I'm glad your kids get to go and are getting books, Tim. It's so important for kids to get books and lots of them.

My husband doesn't go, either. He doesn't seem to have the time. I'm the reader in our family, well, myself and our kids. Our middle daughter is in Grad School and is going to get an MS in Library Science and become a librarian.

I should have asked about kids in the poll. Only one other family in our little unincorporated enclave has bought a library card, and it took them 4 years after their baby was born! It's a lot of money, but worth it, I think.

I'm, at the moment, waiting for my 12 year old to get dressed so we can GO!
05/27/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I'm glad your kids get to go and are getting books, Tim. It's so important for kids to get books and lots of them.

My husband doesn't go, either. He doesn't seem to have the time. I'm the reader in our family, well, myself ...
There are no options for me in the poll.

I have a library card...

... and I go almost EVERY day.

... I get books, DVDs, CDs, and I attend workshops there. And yes, I do use the free wi-fi when I'm waiting on family members to check-out or for someone to pick me up.

... and I can borrow e-books for my Kindle for free through the library without leaving my house.

As a resident, my library card cost $0.00 (it's funded via municipal taxes), though I believe the cost for non-residents is $90.

$350 is insane. I don't know if I'd pay that amount for a library card, unless it was the Library of Congress.
05/27/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I have a library card and it is free. I check out books every couple of months and every once in awhile I'll get a DVD.
05/27/2012
puppylove puppylove
Now that I'm finished with college I never go to the library, if there is a book I want to read or reference I usually just buy it off of amazon or if I want to look something up I look online. Maybe college is just too fresh in my mind but libraries are not a 'fun' place for me, I associate them with researching massive papers and marathon study sessions.
05/27/2012
silverdragonfly9 silverdragonfly9
I don't check out books very often I tend to buy the books I want and I am always reading
05/27/2012
Mrs. Tickle and Giggle Mrs. Tickle and Giggle
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
We don't get "free" library privileges where we live, because we live in an unincorporated area. We pay about $350.00 a year for a libary card, although we can use it at most libraries.

How often do you go to your library or any ...
With the way technology has advanced most books I can get and read on my ipad. With the feature of sending and receiving books I rarely ever use the library. If I do go and do check something out it is usually for the entertainment of my kids.
05/27/2012
Rossie Rossie
We don't have to pay any library fees. I don't have a library card, because I don't like to touch books everyone else has been touching (thanks to my OCD). My husband on the other hand borrows photography books from the library all the time. And my son volunteers at the library for two hours every week.
05/27/2012
Owl Owl
I go about every other week to pick up some books and movies.
05/27/2012
Gracie Gracie
I go to the library a couple times a month and I use it on line to check out audible books and ebooks for my kindle.
05/27/2012
Kitka Kitka
I read, a lot, but mostly it's books I've bought at the bookstore or somewhere similar. I looove bookstores, especially those hole in the wall small ones that just reek of pure literary bliss! (books smell awesome to me )
05/27/2012
TameTemptress TameTemptress
We go about twice a month. I haven't checked books out in a long time because I have books at home I need to read already, but I take my kids and they pick out books.
05/27/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
What are books? Oh those things you have to open and turn the page. Yeah I don't do those things.
05/27/2012
Ghost Ghost
I actually rarely use my (university) library for books. I use it for access to scientific literature (journals).
05/27/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
We don't get "free" library privileges where we live, because we live in an unincorporated area. We pay about $350.00 a year for a libary card, although we can use it at most libraries.

How often do you go to your library or any ...
When I was little, I used to go to the library all the time. Now I can pretty much get everything I need over the internet.
05/27/2012
Claire-Bear Claire-Bear
I have a library card, but I never use it. Libraries are wonderful places. I'm very happy they exist. Bummer about having to pay though.
05/27/2012
gorgeous gorgeous
We don't really have library cards, we used to. We can just go to the desk and tell them our name. They will look it up plus its a small town so everyone knows everyone else. I don't like to read books. I would rather wait for the movie to come out. I used to go there after school of I had a few hours to waste before time for my plans.

And do people actually have to pay for library cards? Are they all not free?
05/27/2012
Bullfroggy and Rose Bullfroggy and Rose
I normally buy used books. If they are good I will reread them in a year or two.
05/27/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Never, as W/we have MILLIONS of ebooks to read about whatever W/we wish to! ^^
05/27/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by gorgeous
We don't really have library cards, we used to. We can just go to the desk and tell them our name. They will look it up plus its a small town so everyone knows everyone else. I don't like to read books. I would rather wait for the movie to ...
No. Not all library cards are free. I live in an unincorporated area. We don't belong to any actual village or town or city. So, if we want to read (and my children and I read, on average about a dozen books every 2 weeks apiece) we need to purchase a card from the library which serves our school district.

IMO, books are invaluable. I'd pay just about anything to have access to them, for my kids and for myself. (And once in a while for My Man, if he needs to find something out.)

The smell of the books, the cool quiet of the library. The absolute FREEDOM of all that information in one place. Wonderful stuff.

As for movies, my children are not allowed to see a movie which was based on a book until they have read the book and presented us with proof they have done so. None of my kids have ever had trouble doing this, and it's even something I do myself. I refuse to see the movie until the book has been read. Unless I don't know it's based on a book until after I see the movie. Then I get the book after I see the movie and read it then.

I also find with only a few exceptions that the books is almost always better than the movie.

Try reading the books first, I am willing to bet it's an experience you will find that beats watching a movie by 1000 times.
05/28/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I actually get cds from the library
05/28/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I don't use the library. I only ever did in college if we were required to use books for research. Otherwise, I prefer to do my research online. I prefer to download books/borrow from other Kindle users. I use a site that allows me to borrow books in return for putting mine up for others to borrow. Or I just read reviews and if they sound good I will buy them. I just don't like the library, never did. It's kinda weird but the whole germ thing bugs me. I don't want to be holding a book that someone else had who knows where and did they wash their hands after the bathroom. Plus the smell of books that usually come from there. I have seen stains in books before that grossed me out. I'd rather get it digitally or buy it.
05/28/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I used to use the library a lot more than I do now. I use my working as an excuse....but it's a pretty sucky one, I admit.
05/28/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I used to have a card and went regularly to the local library. Unfortunately, I went in to check some books out once and found they had apparently given my library account to someone else, rather than give this other person a new account. Between that and the lack of interesting books and new releases, I stopped going.
05/28/2012
G&L G&L
I have a card and sponsor my library but I tend to buy my books and give them to a thrift store then to check them out.
05/28/2012
12345678 12345678
I used to go several times a week but I now work 13 hour days so I can only go on Saturdays. I love the library though!
05/28/2012
married with children married with children
I do not get books at the library because I do not have time to read the whole book in the time the library gives you with the book. Not enough free time to read everyday. I just purchase used books at one of the big used book stores in town, then I can take as long as I need to read the book.
05/29/2012
GONE! GONE!
I used to go all the time but now I'm too busy with school to read much.
05/30/2012
meezerosity meezerosity
I go sometimes but I prefer to browse used book stores. I'm the type who wants to own the book and re-read it several times if I really enjoyed it.
05/30/2012
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