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In celebration of the American Library Association’s National Library Week running from April 7 – 13, I thought I would break out this book tag I’ve been hanging on to.  I don’t recall where I found it, but I’ve been very eager to get it posted. Many thanks to the original creator.

1. How often do you visit your local library?

Physically not very often, but I frequently browse the online catalogue to make sure I have plenty of ebooks ready to go at a moment’s notice!  When my son was younger I would go to a weekly storytime session with him every Saturday, but he kind of lost interest in that (he still loves being read to though!).

2. 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?

I’m usually pretty good about only having the book I am currently reading checked out at any one time.  Where I run into trouble, however, is when things I’ve had on hold long-term come through either while I’m already in the middle of a book or at the same time.  At that point the race is on to finish them before they auto-return!

3. How old were you when you got your first library card?

Probably 5 or 6.  I was fortunate in that I grew up in a town with a great public library that my parents took full advantage of.  Some ten years later, I would also have my first job working at that library!

4. Do you go to your library for a particular book or do you check out anything that piques your interest?

It depends on my mood, but more often than not I am looking for a specific title or author.

5. Do you only check out books or do you also get DVDs, audiobooks, etc.?

Probably 98% of my library check-outs from the past year have been ebooks.  It’s just so convenient being able to download them directly to my phone and/or Kindle.

6. From what section of the library do you check out most of your books?

Science Fiction/Fantasy followed by General Fiction.

7. What is your favorite part of using your local library?

The easy answer is free books, but I also like the idea of supporting a community resource that is centered around the idea of making reading and research generally available to all who seek it out.  It’s such an important service that everyone who can really ought to take advantage of. Discounted museum passes are also a pretty nice perk, too.