Do you use your local public library?

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  1. njreg

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    I'm a huge fan of libraries in general and visit our main public library probably at least once a week. It's a great source for reading material, movies (both entertainment and documentary), computer and Internet connections, and just plain fun in the form of people watching.

    I even visit public libraries in other cities and sometimes at universities when I'm on vacation.

    Do you use your public library? How often?
     
  2. houtx48

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    There is a huge main library in downtown Houston that is a most interesting place for several reasons.
     
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    Nope. Never use it. I used to as a kid. I have used it on occasion to look at old local maps but that's about it. It's a small town library and one of the librarians is a real bitch who thinks she owns the place.
     
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    I have my own library, thank you. Though I've slowed down the pace of getting books and I am in the process of selecting and reading and discarding....(see photo in profile, and realize that is just one room, and not the other seven walls...)
     
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    Sure do. Even though it's "just a local library" it gets me material I'd have to pay mucho hundreds of dollars a pop to get any other way.

    I even donate a bag of money now and then.
     
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    I visit several times a month to check out books, video, and music. I also attend its occasional cultural events (music, drama, or literature talks) and scan the bulletin board or refer to periodicals I don't personally subscribe to.

    Another damned socialist scheme, libraries.
     
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    They recently just finished renovating my local library after a 2-year hiatus. They added this beautiful, large, glass atrium and I've yet to visit. I think I'll be going this weekend since you've brought it up!
     
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    I did when I first moved to Georgia and had no money. I love books but don't really care for libraries. I think it's because I tend to think of books as friends and I hate having to return them. Also the local library is set up like a Barnes & Noble by genre rather than using the Library of Congress system. They tell you the format when you go in for the first time but it's still very disconcerting.
     
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    Fortunately, I have access to one of the best academic libraries in the whole country. However, when the stacks feel overwhelming or empty (the school library allows check outs from 8 weeks to the whole term), I also have access to two of the largest public libraries in the country. The PLs usually win out because they have lots of copies, and I can order the books online, then pick them up from a local branch.
     
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    Yes, very often. If they don't have what you're looking for (and they almost always do), the local municipal library will bring in anything you want from any library that is part of the province wide network. For $5.00 a year. Foolish not to use it. Also, the local university allows the public to borrow items from any of the five or so universities in the province.
     
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    Since having financial problems, I've been looking for fun things to do that are free, and libraries are great sources for this. I've been to the photo club at one of the libraries and next month unless my work/school schedule doesn't allow, I'm going to be taking free guitar lessons!

    Also, when I went for the photo club I did a bit of browsing and there are several books and DVDs I want to check out. They had a DVD that was a documentary about Congolese music - one of my favorite things in life! So I really want to see that one.

    And some of the libraries here have free yoga and Tai Chi (I love Tai Chi! I want to do that again if they start it up again), as well as book discussion groups, movies, etc.
     
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