Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer Library Challenges Goals and Survey

I'm here today to show you my current pile of library books and also to fill out the library book survey. 

I'm going to be updating you on my current pile of Library books every week of this challenge. I love pictures of books especially library books. Yes, you may see some of the same books every week, but I'm hoping that I will have new ones added in there also. Frog Princess by E.D. Baker, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, and Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan have been on my pile for a month already. 

I just finished Deception's Princess by Esther Friesner and started The One and Only by Emily Giffin. 

1. What’s the name of your library and how close is it to where you live?
I go to Siouxland Library which is made up of 13 branches. The closest one that I usually go to is about 5 miles from our house. We also like the new one which is probably 10 miles in the opposite direction. 
This is kind of an old picture, but not much has changed. The far right is the nonfiction section. The first two shelving sections in the middle are YA and the other two are Adult Fiction. The very front to the picture that is the children's section. 

2. How frequently do you go to the library?
I usually go to the library about once a week or once every other week. I usually have quite a stack that I could go less often, but I like to return the books I have finished. 
3. What is the first section you normally go to when you get to the library?
I don't walk around the library as much as I used to. I usually just pick up my holds and leave. Since we are such a big branch system it is easiest to just have the holds sent to the closest library than looking through the library for my next great read. 
4. Share a link to your library’s webpage. How often do you use it and what for? I go on the library's website almost every day to check if they have a book, request books, see if my holds are in, check when books are due, renew books. 
5. Does your library have a summer reading program for your age group? Do you participate and why or why not?
I believe they do, but I do not participate. 
6. What is one thing you can think of that would make your library better?
The one I go to needs a wider selection, but for the most part this library system is great. 
7. Does your library have a self checkout station and do you use it more than the circulation clerks?
We have to ask the librarian for our holds although I could tell you where they were at. Then we are encouraged to use the self checkout machine, which is super simple. 
8. What programs have you attended or thought of attending at your library?
I don't attend programs. I have thought about the book clubs, but never have managed to attend. 
9. Do you have family that utilizes the library with you? Who is your “library buddy”?
Me and my sister are regular library users. 
10. What is the best thing about your library?
The best thing about my library is that they are able to help me keep up my reading habit without breaking the bank. I would not be able to read 60 books a year if I bought every book. In fact I would probably only read about 5 books a year if I bought all the books so my library is a great resource to be able to read books. 


  1. I love that you go to the library with your sister. I have a pair of sisters who are not big readers. I do remember family trips to our library growing up, but I was the one always lost in the stacks when everyone else was ready to. Love all of your answers and getting a peek into your library, and wow 13 branches is a lot.

    1. Me and my sister are definitely lost in the stack of books compared to our brother. It is a mixture of small community libraries that would otherwise be holes in the ground, but combining the small libraries with the 4 city libraries makes all the libraries successful.

  2. I hope you enjoy One & Only!! I read it last week and loved it!

  3. I haven't read Clockwork Angel yet, but I hope you'll like it. I agree, libraries are the best, it woudl be hard to just buy books and review all of them . haha :D

    1. I'm hoping I enjoy it. I'm hoping to read City of Heavenly Fire soon.

  4. I go to the library so that I can read everything I want too.

    1. yes that is a perfect reason. Thanks for stopping by.


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