The last update for April’s #the #ReadingMyLibrary challenge, hosted by Stefani of Caught Read Handed and Amy of Read What I Like, asks us asks us how often we visit our library. Well, I visit the library at least once a week.
- The planned visit. There’s an event we like to attend or we have some extra time at night and stop on the way home to pick up a few new books.
- The unplanned visit. I put a bunch of books on hold, and they’ve all come in at once.
- The frantic visit. One of the kids forgot to use the bathroom before getting into the car to drive home. Since the library is exactly halfway between school and home, it’s ideal for a quick pit stop. Of course, since we’re already there, we also pick out more books.
- The “Only Me” visit. My library system has a great perk: OPEN BORROWING. That means that I can use my library card at most libraries around the state, not just at those that are part of my county system. How great is that?! There are two libraries I can get to during my lunch break. So when it’s raining or when something/someone at work has annoyed me, I go to the library. It’s calming, and I can browse the shelves without having to keep an eye on my kids. Often, I can find books here that my own library doesn’t have.
Not counting kids’ books, I’ve read six library books this month:
- Our Endless Numbered Days
- Miss Marvel
- Academy Street
- How to Raise a Wild Child
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
I’m in the middle of the ebook edition of Brown Girl Dreaming. I also finished Ghettoside, but I started that back in March already, so I am not counting it for this challenge. I’ve kept all the check-out slips of the month, and since we’ve borrowed a lot of kids’ books this month, the grand total of money saved is $831.45. That’s pretty awesome!