Love Your Library Mini-Challenge

Library Love

What an awesome mini-challenge! Jessica of The Curious Reader works at a library (dream job) and is curious to hear what we all think of our own local libraries. She’s given us 4 questions to answer and we can be as brief or as detailed as we like.

So here goes:


1.  What is the name of your local library? What city is it located in?
My local library is known as The Halifax Public Library. It is a collection of 15 branches spread out over the entire Halifax Regional Municipality. My home branch is the Sackville Library, and since I’ve visited most all the branches I would say the one I like best is the Keshen Goodman Library.

Keshen Goodman Library Sackville Library

2.  How often do you go to the library? If you're a regular, do the staff know you?
Usually I visit the library once or twice a week depending on when my items are due back, if either of the boys want are looking for something specific, or if my holds list gets over 10. Yup, I would say most of the staff recognize me, probably as the crazy lady who has to bring 2-3 bags to get the books home, or as the person who racks up the highest late fees.

3.  Do you browse while you're there or just pick up items you have placed on reserve?
Most of my visits are to pick up holds, and I always end up browsing a little. Mostly checking out the new release shelf and the dvd section.

4.  What is your favorite thing about your local library?
Oh geeze, I would have to say my favorite thing is that the library has such a great amount of services available. Love the DVD and CD selection, the online catalogue is perfect and the selection of books is quite extensive. Another huge thing that really makes our library so great is the ability to download audio-books, e-books and MP3 (ipod/smartphone compatible) books.

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Jessica said...

I love the image that you have at the end of your post. And I love your blog title - it makes me smile.
Thanks for sharing!!

Trish said...

Amazing how different the architecture is! How's the reading going? Good I hope!

Fyrefly said...

Oh, I love my library, but the one thing I wish it had was ipod-compatible audiobook downloads.

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Elizabeth said...

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

Kailana said...

I love your library, too! It is mostly where my ILL's come from! lol

Mari said...

I love the look of the GOodman library!
Happy reading! :)

Ladytink_534 said...

I just love my library! It's small and old but they really don't mind borrowing books for me from other branches! Plus, they have a great selection. I don't really browse as much as I used to once I started placing holds via the internet though :(