Book Lovers Blog Hop: How often do you go to the library?

Book Lovers Blog Hop: How often do you go to the library?

I'm back hosting for the Book Lovers Blog Hop again today. I'm seriously loving all the posts so far this month. So many great reading suggestions. Plus it's fun learning more about everyone's reading habits and getting to know other book lovers. You can find the full schedule at the bottom of this post in case you missed some ;). Today's question is How often do you go to the library?

I try to go once a week with my kids. We have a special children’s library near our house, and they always have events and activities going on. I love that my kids get as excited about going to the library as I do. I’ve done some activities there in the past and will be doing some more readings there in September for my own children’s books (super excited about that! :)).

Reasons I love libraries:
1. Books. Who doesn't love a building full of books?!
2. It's free (or with a very small annual fee). A major plus point for those of us with limited budgets.
3. Librarian's are like BFF's for book lovers. Can't remember the name of the book? The librarian will know. Need a reading suggestion? Ask the librarian. Want someone to talk to about the books you read? The Librarian has either read it, is interested to know what you thought of it so they can make suggestions for others, or will have suggestions for other books you might enjoy... or all of the above.
4. Libraries often put on events and activities which can be lots of fun. Ours does everything from baby dance, to readings, to craft projects. We also have a summer party with face painting, music, and games. My kids love it.
5. It's not just books. I've seen a lot of films thanks to my library. They have a great DVD section and are always adding new discs to the collection. They have a music collection too where you can borrow music CDs too (although I've yet to make use of that).

Now let's take a look at what the team had to say:

Book Lovers Blog Hop: How often do you go to the library?
Tabitha Caplinger

Now that my daughters are back in school we probably won’t get to go as often, but over the summer we were making weekly trips to the library. My kiddos still do weekly visits at school but I end up doing more writing than reading while they are out of the house.

Book Lovers Blog Hop: How often do you go to the library?

There was a time when I would be making trips to the library every single week because that was how fast I was blazing through checkouts. Once I started working full-time, it slacked off to about once or twice a month—lately I have been focused on whittling down the pile of indie-published books I’ve bought/been given/won in a giveaway because they’ve been sitting in my Kindle Library for a couple years now. I finally went back to the library the other day, after several months of hiatus, and boy did it feel good! I always feel like I can find something to read every time I go to the library.

Book Lovers Blog Hop: How often do you go to the library?
Just B. Jordan
I’m only at the library every couple of months. But my sister volunteers at one and is constantly checking out stacks of books. If she finds something she thinks I’ll like, she brings it over for me to read before it's due. :)

Book Lovers Blog Hop: How often do you go to the library?
Belinda Bekkers

My daughter and I try to go once a fortnight but it works out to more like once a month. Our local library is a great place for children with the amount of toys and games they have, so it’s never a problem getting my daughter there.

Book Lovers Blog Hop: How often do you go to the library?
Skye Hegyes

When my oldest was in school, we tried going to the library once every one or two weeks. Since the kids have been out of school? Well… We haven’t gone at all. We’ve been re-reading favorites, but we’ve also been doing a lot more outside activities.

Book Lovers Blog Hop: How often do you go to the library?
Jebraun Clifford

I try to go at least every four to six weeks. Unfortunately, I’m not as consistent with returning my library books, so I’ve racked up a few fines. But we’ve got a great selection at our local library, and I love reading old favourites and discovering new finds.

I don't know about you but I feel a trip to the library coming on after reading this :)

Do you go to the library? How often? What do you like most about libraries? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. I love our local library. The staff are always so friendly and nothing is too much trouble!

    1. That's great! What is your favourite genre to read?