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View Poll Results: When was the last time you visited a public library?
in U.S. - Regulary, maybe once a month or more 36 32.43%
in U.S. - Maybe a few times within the past year 20 18.02%
in U.S. - Been a long time, I can't really remember 25 22.52%
outside U.S. - Regulary, maybe once a month or more 15 13.51%
outside U.S. - Maybe a few times within the past year 5 4.50%
outside U.S. - Been a long time, I can't really remember 10 9.01%
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Old February 1st, 2013, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When did you last visit a public library?

I'm interested in seeing results split up by folks in the U.S. and outside the U.S.

I've made it an anonymous poll, so hopefully everyone will answer honestly.

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Old February 2nd, 2013, 12:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably about ten years ago. I can tell that I'm getting dumber, too.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 12:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have an 11yr old and he prefers "Real" books, even tho I gave him my old Kindle
So I go once a month on average.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 12:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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2 days ago. I'm there once a week.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 12:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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with so much info on the internet, the library isn't needed as it once was ... it's still a great resource, but you can buy used books really cheap online ... we have a great library system here, which i am grateful for ...
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 12:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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2 summers ago, i was on vacation and needed to find internet for work and someplace quiet to work. visit the local public library website for my son and daughter occasionaly.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 12:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't go regularly, but that's just because I work out of town and it's a hassle. I love it though. A handful of libraries in the area share books and you can search and reserve items on line.

My kids get books there regularly.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 12:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Many libraries have eBooks that you can check out just like a regular, physical book, and it is then uploaded to your Kindle/iPad/eReader for a predetermined amount of time (just like a regular library book check-out).
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 12:39 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Once a week.

Take my 10 yr old.

CD's, books, magazines - every week.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 12:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
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We have a good libraries around here.. I've got a member card and get email newsletters from them...
you can get books from other shire libraries shuffled to your closest one to pick or reserve books that are out, etc... the staff are very helpful...

I haven't had the need of it's services lately.. as I use the web at home for a lot of general info ..
also I'm not in town as much these days, so I'm not walking by that often and drop in for to look for some titles...

they have music tape/cd and video/dvd's, computer terminals, printers.. a good resource if you need it...:)
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Hey they got blu rays for borrowing. Can't be beat.
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Many libraries have eBooks that you can check out just like a regular, physical book, and it is then uploaded to your Kindle/iPad/eReader for a predetermined amount of time (just like a regular library book check-out).
Wow! I have Kindle on my pc and a few books on it. I didn't know I could check out ebooks if I had a reader. Thanks.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 12:47 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Wow! I have Kindle on my pc and a few books on it. I didn't know I could check out ebooks if I had a reader. Thanks.
Your local library system should have a website, go there and see if they have eBooks available.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 12:56 AM   #14 (permalink)
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when my pc was down
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 01:12 AM   #15 (permalink)
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today and about 3x a month.
my daughter was absolutely JACKED when she got her OWN library card
the part that's better than free books/discs is THEY do the storage - we're drowning in stuff already - it's so nice to borrow and get to RETURN it.

Last book read/returned: Bobby Keys: Every Nights a Saturday Night
yes, there is some Rolling Stones content...
and Leon Russell and Joe Cocker and Nicky Hopkins and ...

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I use the inter-library loan system all the time to look at books I'm thinking of buying, and I get DVD's from there, too, as I only watch most movies once.
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We have a great library system here with a lot of resources, so I'm a regular visitor. I have a medium-sized bookshelf of stuff I really like at home, but it would be expensive and cumbersome to buy every book I'd like to read.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 01:26 AM   #18 (permalink)
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While I've been there for various things, looking at art for example, it's been maybe 3 or 4 years since I've checked out a book. I have a pretty good collection of books and have no trouble buying a few now and then when I'm in the bookstore. In fact I have a couple of coupon books now for the local Barnes and Noble and a receipt I can redeem for books at the used book store in town.

Essentially I have so many books now, that it'll be a while before I run out :)

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Old February 2nd, 2013, 01:33 AM   #19 (permalink)
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We go about every other week - one of our family's fave destinations!
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