I saw Mandy and Sha’s post and thought ooh, that looks fun. Then I get to the people they’ve tagged. Anyone with book in their blog name. Imagine my excitement when I remembered I had books in mine. So, a big thank you to Mandy and Sha @Book Princess Reviews for tagging me in this! I love my library and what better way to profess my feelings than through a tag โค haha 

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QUESTIONS
How often do you visit your local library?
At least once a week. I’m surrounded by libraries so I’m always at one of them at some point. The perks of living in the suburbs. 

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?
Oh, I check out the exact amount of books. I use OverDrive a lot so I tend to check out a physical book only when it’s not available as an ebook or audiobook.

How old were you when you got your first library card?
Um, I want to say 10? I used my sister’s card until my mom finally allowed me to get my own. Which was after my sister lost hers. 10 sounds about right… 

Do you go to your library for a particular book or do you check out anything that piques your interest?
Usually for a particular book. Very rarely do I pick a book up that I hadn’t been planning to read.

Do you only check out books or do you also get DVDs, audiobooks, etc.?
I check out tons of DVD’s. Not everything I want to watch is on Netflix haha. So the library always comes through. Plus, they have a vast CD collection. And I’m all about that economical (aka. cheap) life lol. 

From what section of the library do you check out most of your books?
According to my checkout history (excluding OverDrive reads) it seems to be mainly children’s literature. Ha! Makes sense. It’s all of the Nancy Drew books.

What is your favourite part of using your local library?
How am I suppose to narrow it down??? Lemme just list a few reasons:

1) Bonding with my Goddaughter. She and I have been going to storytime at the library for over a year now. She loves books. I love books. The first time she walked into the library, her little mouth dropped. And she still cries whenever we have to return her books. So we check more out and then head to the bookstore. Which brings me to reason #2.

2) The library bookstore! There is one shelf full of free books. Kid’s books are $1. Paperbacks 50 cents. Hardbacks $2. So babygirl and I have zero restraint. The rule is 2 books for each of us. Ha! Neither one of us sticks to that. The volunteers in charge of the bookstore are super nice. They’re actually pretty lenient with book prices. For example, this past week I bought a total of about 15 books. 8 for me, 7 for my goddaughter. I only paid $4. They want to encourage kids to read so when they see a child’s enthusiasm towards books, they let them keep all the books they’ve picked out for free. Extremely generous. 

3) Library events. Holy crap the events! There’s the summer reading program. The YA events are the best though. There are always author discussions and signings going on. There are adult arts and crafts. Book clubs. Oh my goodness, so many things. There’s honestly, something for everyone. Whatever age group. 

4) The apps! OverDrive, Libby, Freegal, Mango, etc. All free apps I use courtesy of my library. OverDrive is my life. It’s the one app I couldn’t live without. It is where I check most of my books out from. It’s easy to use and the book selection is top-notch. 

5) The librarians. These people are dope. Dope, dope, dope. Incredibly helpful and kind. Always quick to lend a hand or offer a book recommendation. Where would we be without them???

I TAG…
I am going to steal Sha and Mandy’s idea (sort of ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and tag anyone whose blog name has the word library (or something library-related) in it… I’m keeping it broad on purpose ๐Ÿ™‚

HAPPY BLOGGING EVERYONE! ๐Ÿ˜€

19 thoughts on “Library Lover’s Book Tag

  1. This is a great tag! I tend to knock the library in my town and I really shouldn’t. The one where I used to live though was amazing I could walk in and find anything even enough new releases to keep me busy for a while. Ah, now I’m all homesick ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway awesome to spread some library love!

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  2. Libraries really do so much for their community, especially the youth! Still canโ€™t believe they offer free books though, can you email my local library and explain to them why they should and how it works for those of us who live in London? ๐Ÿ˜ญ We have a summer reading program going on here as well, I think I want to volunteer one day, I do enjoy performing dramatic readings.

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      1. I can imagine it would take everything to not grab everything and go! In that way, once youโ€™re done, you would be able to return it to the free section? My little cousin is now getting free books from her teachers & she got a book that Iโ€™ve been dying to read for ages… finally!

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      2. I have no clue how they decide which books go in the free section. I thought it was books that had more signs of wear and tear. But I’ve gotten books that look new. Although I have noticed that steamy romances tend to always appear on the shelf lol. Oh yay! Those are good teachers! Which book was it??

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      3. It might be that some people have donated if itโ€™s new? They might mix it up a little by the sound of it. Paha haha, I guess in a way they might not think anyone would want to borrow a steamy romance so they give it away for free? She got the Story of Tracy Beaker and Wind in the Willows (never read the last one, think you did a review of it?).

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      4. I did review The Wind in the Willows. It was good but one of the characters was so annoying! I wonder what she’ll make of it.

        Lmao I have no clue! Because sometimes there are some really good books for free. For me it’s yay. But I do always wonder why. I should ask lol

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      5. Sadly, sheโ€™s not much of a bookworm (sheโ€™s more arts and crafts) but Iโ€™m holding out hope that sheโ€™ll read some more one day… voluntarily.

        It would be interesting to hear how they go about selecting free books! And let me know so we can run the odds: wear and tear/for the love of variety/lower interest in select genres. May the odds be in my favour. ๐Ÿ˜”

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      6. Hm. She just needs to find that one book that will captivate her.

        I’ve been good and haven’t been to the bookstore lol. So our questions about the free books will remain unanswered. For now haha. I’ll keep you posted though! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      7. I might introduce her to Nancy Drew because by the looks of it she seems to love detective shows (sheโ€™s obsessed with Scooby Doo). Canโ€™t believe the answer was right in front of me all along LOL.

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