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When did you last visit a public library?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by TheGoodTexan, Feb 1, 2013.

When was the last time you visited a public library?

  1. in U.S. - Regulary, maybe once a month or more

    36 vote(s)
    32.4%
  2. in U.S. - Maybe a few times within the past year

    20 vote(s)
    18.0%
  3. in U.S. - Been a long time, I can't really remember

    25 vote(s)
    22.5%
  4. outside U.S. - Regulary, maybe once a month or more

    15 vote(s)
    13.5%
  5. outside U.S. - Maybe a few times within the past year

    5 vote(s)
    4.5%
  6. outside U.S. - Been a long time, I can't really remember

    10 vote(s)
    9.0%
  1. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    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.
     
  2. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 17, 2012
    Seattle
    Probably about ten years ago. I can tell that I'm getting dumber, too.
     
  3. telefunken

    telefunken Friend of Leo's

    Dec 27, 2004
    North Hollywood
    I have an 11yr old and he prefers "Real" books, even tho I gave him my old Kindle:rolleyes:
    So I go once a month on average.
     
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  5. Mjark

    Mjark Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    2 days ago. I'm there once a week.
     
  6. rangercaster

    rangercaster Friend of Leo's

    May 8, 2008
    portland, or
    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 ...
     
  7. bigp7099

    bigp7099 Tele-Holic

    884
    Oct 1, 2010
    Brampton, ON
    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.
     
  8. Brian blaut

    Brian blaut Friend of Leo's

    Feb 13, 2005
    SF North Bay
    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.
     
  9. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 17, 2012
    Seattle
    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).
     
  10. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    52
    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    Once a week.

    Take my 10 yr old.

    CD's, books, magazines - every week.
     
  11. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity

    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...:)
     
  12. zimbo

    zimbo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 15, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Hey they got blu rays for borrowing. Can't be beat.
     
  13. telestratosonic

    telestratosonic Tele-Afflicted

    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.
     
  14. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 17, 2012
    Seattle
    Your local library system should have a website, go there and see if they have eBooks available.
     
  15. thumbpick

    thumbpick Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 22, 2012
    somewhereville
    when my pc was down
     
  16. Deeve

    Deeve Tele-Holic

    868
    Dec 7, 2009
    Ballard
    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 ...

    Peace - Deeve
     
  17. andrewt

    andrewt Tele-Meister

    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.
     
  18. Gibson

    Gibson Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 13, 2007
    Park Island
    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.
     
  19. Freejack

    Freejack Friend of Leo's

    Apr 26, 2011
    Longmont, CO
    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 :)

    Carl
     
  20. KCKC

    KCKC Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 10, 2008
    Hingham, MA
    We go about every other week - one of our family's fave destinations!
     
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