Booking Through Thursday

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?

Is this National Library week in the US? The Scandinavian Library Week is in November.

I don’t use the library as much as I used to when I was in my teens and younger. Then I would borrow a book a day. These days I check out on average two books and two comics a month. My borrowing came down when I shifted to reading mostly in English. Even though our Finnish libraries tend to have quite extensive collections in Finnish, they don’t have enough money to get a lot of new foreign language books. Although they have an admirable collection of English language comic books in trade paperbacks. The TBs are, of course, scattered thorough out the country but luckily our inter library loan system is also good and rather cheap, too.

Sometimes I have to use the library’s internet services when my own connection is out. Because of that I tend to prefer modern libraries over older ones.

These days I do most if my book browsing online visiting various book blogs.

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