#LoveMyLibraryCard Guest Post: Just Right for the Budget by Books and Things

Posted September 17th, 2014 by in LoveMyLibraryCard / 19 comments



 Just Right for the Budget by Books and Things

I’ve been a fan of the library since I was small. I grew up in a town where there was an emphasis on reading. Our school had an excellent library and they often had the bookmobile stop by every other week. That is how I usually visited my town’s library and why I have had a library card ever since 1st. grade.

My favorite thing lately is what I can do via my home on the internet. I have been borrowing ebooks and audiobooks through Overdrive. I’ve even suggested a few audiobooks and ebooks and the library did purchase them after my recommendation. There is also a program called Hoopla and I just borrowed an audiobook from them. It was easy and there is an app for that. 😉 Oh and if they don’t have what I need?

Interlibrary loan baby! You can also do that online now as well. I’ve also had books I’ve put on hold so I can get them when I run errands. I can even have a book sent from one branch of the library to the one closest to me for ease of pickup.

We even have a bookstore connected to our library that carries all the books that have been retired from the library as well as used books donated. They typically sell the books at 75% off of the retail price but often have coupons you can use. If that is too much then you can go to the big semi-annual book sales in which you can get a bag of books for $7. I don’t often go to those because it is such a huge success and it is hard to move around and get books without someone wanting to sever your hand. Yes, reading is pretty big here. 🙂

I also want to give props to our local library since it has also been a place where organizations can have various programs. For example, the watercolor society here has an annual juried show where locals can also buy paintings in which I have participated. It was a great place to get a lot of people acquainted with the society.

I will conclude my rambling missive with my most favorite thing about the library. It is the cost: $0! I think that is something I can handle.

Felicia Here: Yep my most favoritist thing (other than making up words) is how wonderfully the library fits in my budget!

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Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks and Libraries with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her eclectic reading tastes include: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Swoon-Worthy Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and the occasional YA read.

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19 Responses to “#LoveMyLibraryCard Guest Post: Just Right for the Budget by Books and Things”

  1. Sheila (Book Journey)

    I am all about the Library! We have two successful book sales a year as well – I love hamming it up for the sale. Our sale starts a line outside the library around 6:30 am and it opens at 9 am. NO kidding… I am always trying to beat this one guy to the sale… its more of a joke than a necessity as I really do not have to wait in the line as I work the sale. This year our Fall one is next week and I am planning on setting up a tent so it looks like I stayed all night… and – I might stay all night (in my car) depending on weather. 🙂
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  2. Melliane

    Oh it must be awesome to have a shop like that. In France or at last in my city we don’t have a lot of books in English and they’re very difficult to sell because nobody want them. I have an English book shop, but a little one and so expensive. So for me it’s bookdepository and well that’s all. When I was in paris last month my friend took me to many English bookshops and they were also really expensive like 2 or 3 euros more. (yes sorry no dollars). As for the library, we need to pay them too so I confess it was free when i was a kid so I used to go a lot but not anymore.
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