So a couple of days ago I registered with my local library to get a library card. It isn’t a huge thing to do, I know, but I haven’t had a library card since being a kid, unless you count my university library. To be fair, I did sometimes did get books out to read for fun from my uni one but not very often. I used to love going to the library when I was a child; I even went to a homework club every week for a few months and honestly it was so fun!
I’ve been thinking for ages about joining the library but I just never got round to it. I also like having my own version of a book to keep. Lately however, I’ve been trying to be less materialistic and I can’t really afford to be buying books a lot, especially new ones that you can’t really find cheap or in charity shops yet. The other thing is that I have limited space on my shelves and if I buy a book and I’m not really a fan of it, then I don’t really want to keep it and I then feel like I’m wasting money.
And if I do really love a book and want to have my own copy, then I can buy that one anyway but at least I’m not buying tons!
I also want to support my local libraries. The one I used to go to when I was younger was bulldozed a few years ago and it did upset me a little. A newer one was built but it was still sad to see it go. As soon as I get my library card, I’m planning on going there quite a lot, both to read there as a change from my house and (obviously) to get books out.
I’ll do a post in a few weeks about what my local libraries have to offer and the books I’ve borrowed at that point. I’m interested to know how many of you use libraries?
Let me know if you use them much and how you find the selection at libraries near you!