This is an amazingly fun summer program! I’ve been involved since the beginning with helping to promote as much as possible – although I’ve been a little busy this summer – so naturally I joined the fun, too.
The Virtual Adult Summer Reading Program is in its second week and that means there’s another challenge! This week’s challenge is all about the library! If you’re like me and don’t visit the library – that’s okay! Talk about your favorite indie bookstore or where you get your books.
Now, for my response to the 2nd mini challenge!
Show us your library card and/or your library! – I don’t have a library card – although I’ve been considering getting one for myself and my son, but I’ve never gotten around to it since my son is a repetitive reader and has tons of books at home that he still prefers and me . . . lord knows I have way too many books on my to be read list to be adding more to it.
Google isn’t giving adequate images for our library and it’s on the opposite side of town for me to easily go and take pictures. It’s a very old building in what’s considered the “historic” part of town (or “downtown,” if you will) so it has seen its better days. However, I can say that one very impressive thing that I love about our library is that over the years they’ve painted the sides of the building with colorful popular book titles: Charlotte’s Web, Harry Potter, Dr. Seuss, etc.
How often do you go to the library? – Oh my! I’ll be 100% honest . . . I haven’t been to my local library in years. I was there recently to drop off some boxes of books I was donating, but before that I hadn’t been since I was at least 10 years old. It hasn’t changed much since I’ve been there last, though.
What resources are available at your library? – My local library has one program that I’m passionate about and that’s the entrepreneur center. It’s only the basement of the library, but it’s a wonderful part of the library that helps entrepreneurs that are starting up local businesses. There’s also a teens lounge for teens, and there are three other branches of the library at various locations but they don’t have the full library experience – you can request books (if you know the ISBN, title, author, etc.) and use wi-fi, but that’s it.
If you don’t go to tbe library, where do you get your books? – Usually, I get most of my books from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. From time to time, I’ll go over to the book section in Walmart or Target and see what looks good. I started entering some giveaways and doing some trades (or pay for shipping “giveaways”). For now, most of my new books are coming from my subscription boxes: Uppercase and The Book Drop.