This week for Booking Through Thursday we're asked:
I saw that National Library week is coming up in April, and that led to some questions. How often do you use your public library and how do you use it? Has the coffeehouse/bookstore replaced the library? Did you go to the library as a child? Do you have any particular memories of the library? Do you like sleek, modern, active libraries or the older, darker, quiet, cozy libraries?
I use the public library sporadically. When I had more time I would look at the online catalog and place books on hold, then go pick them up when they're ready. But I haven't done that in a long time. Mostly I take the kids a lot in the summer so they can check out books.
I don't remember going to the library very much as a child, but we lived out of town. I do remember when I was old enough I would go to work with mom and then walk down to the library sometimes. I enjoyed that.
As far as modern vs. older libraries, I guess I don't really have a preference. The library where we live now is old, dark and smelly (like old carpet) and I'm not fond of that. Also the floors creak really bad and people look at you when you make the floors creak. I don't mind the library being old, as long as it's not dark and smelly! :o)