#ShelfLove Challenge 2016
We’re co-hosting the #ShelfLove challenge again this year so join us and read more of the books you already bought!
April 2016: The 2nd Week of April is Library Week. Tell us about your local library and what makes is special to you.
Julie’s Challenge Update:
I honestly haven’t physycally been to our local library for library use. We’ve attended some HOA meetings there, but it is difficult to physically go into a library with a wailing baby. I’ve wanted to attend the library events put on for infants and toddlers, but unfortunately, they are only during the week, and some of us have to work. So my library love is all about the virtual use of my library via the Overdrive app. I often check out audiobooks through our county library system and it is so awesome and convenient to be able to get books from a library directly to my phone without physically going in. I haven’t done this with an ebook yet though, because I don’t believe the overdrive app is an option on my Kindle paperwhite. I have a Goodreads shelf where I tag books I get from the library, and it has quite a few great reads/listens on it.
Anywhoo, love your library. Free books people. You just can’t keep them 😉
Lynn’s Challenge Update:
I am a big fan of libraries. I always check the library first before purchasing a book in any format. Before I moved to Houston, I donated a bunch of books to my local library. (Weight counts when moving!) It was sad for me to get rid of those books, but I was glad to know that someone else would get some use out of them in the end. I really don’t do much physical visiting to the library. Mostly picking up books I’ve reserved. I do pick up books at multiple library branches, though, depending on where I am going to be in the city. I agree with Julie on Overdrive. I use it all of the time. For audio and ebooks. It’s great to be able to borrow digital copies of books. Even if sometimes I have to wait for 67 people in front of me. I use hoopla a lot, too. It’s similar to Overdrive, with audiobooks. There are videos and ebooks as well. The selection isn’t as vast as Overdrive, but is getting better every day. The benefit of hoopla is there is no wait! (Tip – check out hoopla items in the evening. Their checkout “day” starts at 7pm so more items are available then!)
Support you local libraries! Free books that don’t take up space you don’t have at home!
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