Where I share my love of books with reviews, features, giveaways and memes. Family and needlepoint are thrown in from time to time.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Readathon Hour 8 Update and Challenge

I cannot believe how fast the time is passing! I am up to 170 pages, have taken a walk, gotten something official to eat for lunch - not just snacks - watched you tube videos and played with some Polly Pockets and toy farm animals. Whew -

The challenge now is to tell a little about your local library.

1.What is the name of your local library? What city is it located in?
2.How often do you go to the library? If you're a regular, do the staff know you?
3.Do you browse while you're there or just pick up items you have placed on reserve?
4.What is your favorite thing about your local library?

My answers:
1. Warren Newport Public Library in Gurnee.
2. I am usually at the library at least once a week - either picking up an interlibrary loan or reserve, or taking my son for some books/movies. Our library is too large for the staff to know little ole me though.
3. I love to browse, but can only do that when I don't have my 4 year old - unless of course I have conned one of the non-readers in my family to go with me to supervise him while I go wander the aisles!
4. We have a great library! If I can't find something that they have, I have always been able to get it off of their interlibrary loan system. There isn't an area of the library that is lacking - great adult books, YA books, and children's books. They have a large selection of movies and CD's. They have a wonderful reading room and a huge network of computers. I really love their used book store called "Book Ends" -I have picked up many books there over the last few years. They also have a "Stitch n Share" night once a month that I am sometimes able to go to.

I am off to visit everyone else's libraries!


Lorin said...

This is my 1st time visiting here and I just have to say, that is a lovely Noah's Ark on your banner! I hope someday that my cross stitch will look half that good!

Have fun reading today!

alisonwonderland said...

i've picked up some great books for very cheap at those library sales!

Jessica said...

Sounds like a lovely library. I love comfy reading rooms, although I rarely get to actually sit and read at the library anymore. Thanks for sharing!

Vanessa said...

I wish I could do the Readathon...

Hey, if you check out my blog, you'll find an award waiting for you!

Eva said...

I can't believe the time's passing so quickly either! Keep up the great reading. :)

Kim L said...

It sounds like you have a very nice local library! I would love if mine had a used book store. There is a rack of used books I sometimes browse through, but it ends up being a very bad temptation.

Good luck with your reading!

bermudaonion said...

Sounds like you're having a great day!

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like you are having a great read-a-thon - keep it up!

Becky said...

If you're a book lover, you have to love the library! :) Looks like you're doing great. Have fun!

Kailana said...

I have to repeat a few other people and say how much I love your header! Hope you are enjoying your reading!

ibeeeg said...

So here is the funny thing...I have been following your blog for a bit now via Google Reader. You live near me!

I love WNPL...it rocks but the drive is a bit far so Zion must do.
Interlibrary loan rocks...I put hold all the time for these loans and just go up to circ desk at the ZB Library to retrieve my items. Love it.

Here is the kicker...I do not know you but Jody (your table leader at MOPS) is my dearest friend! She is an incredible person. A few days ago she told me about your book blog (I love books and blogs) and whoa...I already was following your blog!
Just had to throw that out there.

Hope your readathon is all that you wanted it to be...I worked 12 hours on these days so am never able to participate.


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