Library and its valuable uses

Australia
January 17, 2007 4:27pm CST
How many of you actually uses the library? I was gobsmacked yesterday when someone came in asking for directions etc and then asked us what is this building. They were new to town. They never heard of a library before! So we explained to them what it is used for. Now how many of you actually knows that we do have Books of different types, fiction, non-fiction, children books, biographies, DVD, and CD, puzzles? Yes they are free to borrow for upto 2 weeks. You can also borrow books from other libraries of your choice through one library. For an Adult you can borrow up to 8 items but no more than one DVD or CD. Children can borrow up to 6 items but no more than one DVD or CD. Wny dont you go the library and have a look around and while you are there join up!! It is free. Dont forget we have alot of informations on different things going on the in the community as well. Just pop in and say hello to us! You be glad you did!
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12 responses
• Indonesia
18 Jan 07
hmmmmmmmmmmm I use library for my study purpose. I also use it for finding place to paint. lol library is so neat, cold and easier to reach a mood
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• Australia
18 Jan 07
Never had anyone come into paint! maybe draw etc but certainly No Paint!!!!
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@rmuxagirl (7570)
• United States
17 Jan 07
wait they never of a library before?? Where were they from? I go to the library from time to time in the summer to check out some books to read while laying out by the pool. I also take my cousins down for like story time.
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• Australia
17 Jan 07
Well I guess they are from a community that has no library as not every town has a library. It really depends on the shire/council. Yes it is very true that alot of people do not know about libraries. It really depends on if they were educated about them during their school years.
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• India
17 Jan 07
i used to take books from library till now and then. as reading is one of my hobby i'll read books untill my last breath
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• Australia
17 Jan 07
Its nice to know we do have regulars coming and going. Its a wonderful place to relax too!
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@judyt00 (3505)
• Canada
17 Jan 07
I pretty well grew up in the library. I can remember the librarian telling me at age 7 or 8 that I wasn't allowed to read adult books and then calling my mother to get approval for Asimov, Heinlein, Shakespear and Tolstoy. I used to be in there at least twice a week when I was in my teens,(it was half way between high school and my house) and always got into a tussle with someone about my choice of reading material. My mother always just said if it contained no smut she didn't care what I read. I never had to do book reports in school either, since the teacher knew I was reading more than enough
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• Australia
17 Jan 07
Well its great to know there are some of you still around. The library has so much valuable rescources just waiting to be explored! So if you got a bit of time up your sleeve just go and visit and you will be amazed in how we do keep up with technology too!
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@srhelmer (6680)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
17 Jan 07
Our library really doesn't have a whole lot in it but we still go on occassion.
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• Australia
17 Jan 07
Your library might be small but you can borrow anything you can think of through the inter library loan! Say for an example: beading, there maybe some books in another library 6 suburbs away from you or in another town. We request these books and wait for the to arrive via courier. Once they arrive you then have 2 weeks to use them free of charge! Oh I also forgot we also have internet and computers, photocopying and sacnner. We have a tv that plays DVD and Videos to entertain the kids while you look around the library. Dont forget we have stroy telling times too for little ones who is not a school or kindy.
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• United States
19 Jan 07
When I started keeping my 4 year-old granddaughter a couple of years ago I started taking her to the library every week. In the summer they do an hour of reading for the different age groups and then another one in the fall and winter. They also would do crafts with them and then we would spend another hour or so picking out books to take home or movies and she absolutely loved the books that had a tape or CD with them that read the book to her and she would just turn the page at the tone. She really thought she was a big girl when she could do this all by herself. I love the library and love to read so have always wanted to instill this into my children and grand-children. When my mother-in-law kept my children when they were younger we had a Book Mobile and it would come by every week to the house. The kids loved going onto the bus and getting books. They would have most of them read before I got home from work. My mother-in-law also loved to read and when our younger son started school he was reading 2nd grade level in kindergarten all due to her reading with him and teaching him how to read. Our library also has a few computers for people to use if they need information for reports or other things. Of course we are a college town (North Georgia College) and our library is used quite a bit. The paper also publishes things going on at the library for the public and I check this out every week too, so as you can see we definitely love the library!!
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• Sweden
22 Jan 07
I don't ever go to our library anymore. I used to go there when I needed books for school in 7th-9th and I also used to use their computers there, before I got a computer on my own. But nowadays if I want to read a book, I buy it. The same goes for movies and CDs. It amazes me that your visitors didn't know what a library is!
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• United States
22 Jan 07
I take my son once a week for library day. I give a treasure hunt list that he must look and find there. Basically it is a list of books, tapes, and movies that he must find buy using the library directory on his own. Kida a teaching tool I guess. He then has 1 week to go over them and give me a one page report for each one of them.
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• Australia
22 Jan 07
I uses library, especially when I was still studying. It is the source of many information and knowledge. You can learn so much from it. However, nowadays, with the information technologies becoming so easy to use, I found out that it is actually easier to search things from the internet.. it saves my time... and it save the energy of having to go to the library and carry all those books home.. However, of course there are things that you just cant get enough information on from the internet,.. and that is when the library would be useful.
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@caper111 (163)
• Canada
22 Jan 07
My husband and I take our five year old every weekend. She loves books, it is our special time together everynight when I read her a bedtime story, or she reads one to me. Things have changed a lot since I was in school. We used to have to go everytime we had a project, but now almost everyone has a home computer or access to one and can do the research that way.
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@Kscott (634)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I use the library all the time. We dont visit the library on a regular basis because our library has online features we use, and rent items and then they are delivered in a box local to where we live for pick up...its a great convenience. Libraries are great and I encourage my children to use them as much as possible.
@Adversa (408)
• Australia
19 Jan 07
Wow - they really had no clue what A library is? Did they not go to school? doesnt every school have a library? I love the library myself. I spend hours there reading. Its the only place in the world you can pick up a book, read it and nott have someone try and talk to you (no realy, even through closed doors. If you try and read someone will try and talk to yu - its annoying). I am a big fan of anywhere that will give me free books, I love to read.
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