Sunday, October 2, 2022


How long has it been since you visited a public library?

Public libraries may not be as popular as they once were, but people seem to forget they still have the same, wonderful benefits! Free books to read in beautiful settings, who can resist that?

How long has it been since you last visited a public library? Did you go just to visit or did you go to check out a book?


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11 months ago

I do a lot of it on line thru an app called hoopla. As for brick and mortar? Within the last 2 years. I think. I just renewed my card on line. Whew.

Vanessa Simmons
11 months ago

Within the last month online. Most libraries have ebooks these days so visit from 3000 miles away and check out a book or genealogical research.

Tim Slack
11 months ago

Full-timers on the road, volunteering hither & yon for 2-6 months at a time, local libraries are almost our first destination after setting up the RV. Get DVDs, check out great books, and support the community by donating Escapee magazines, previously-completed books. Win/win!

DL Jenson
11 months ago

Been 10 years or so but I download kindle books via the library always…love the service!

11 months ago

Trying to remember the last time. I called my daughter and it was while she was in 5th grade so 1992 for the public library. School library for research papers. And then I haven’t used a library for 50 plus years. Funk and Wagnell, book at book store and my hunting/fishing magazines. Now my books through Amazon e-books. Libraries will be gone in 20 years with the progression of web/internet.

11 months ago
Reply to  Skip

I don’t think so. Because a lot of them do activities on a weekly basis and reading programs during the summer. At least mine does.

Jeff Craig
11 months ago

Haven’t been inside one in about three years, when my local Legislative District held community meetings there. However, for the last decade or so, I’ve use the Overdrive app, and download eBooks to it through our library system.

11 months ago

I use online book with ipad. Works great as we travel.

Roy Davis
11 months ago

I was at one about 3 years ago in SW Missouri. The reason was because it had free WiFi and none of the local restaurants and such had it. That was before we got our current hotspot.

Judy S
11 months ago

Nearly all my library use is online for Kindle books. There wasn’t a survey option for that.

11 months ago
Reply to  Judy S

Me, too!

11 months ago

A couple of years ago. I had them 3D print a plastic knob for me.

11 months ago

I am a volunteer at a small rural library. There are things more than books! Computer to access email and internet, a community location for groups to meet, a place to get to know fellow readers, and much more! Visit soon!

James Starling
11 months ago

Hard to go when closed by covid

Paul S Goldberg
11 months ago

Well, I visited online and downloaded books using overdrive. The main library is 2 blocks from where we are staying, but we get most of what we want/need online. I can’t remember the last time I went in. My wife was in there within the month, she prefers physical books when we are staying put near a library.

Steve S
11 months ago

Over 10 years since I visited the library

11 months ago

Last week! Pick up a bunch of books from their used book racks, often paying a quarter a book. Pass them on somewhere else down the line.

John Macatee
11 months ago

Our library sells used books! Great selection many good reads. Also I can check out e books for kindle/ phone/ laptop reading.

Last edited 11 months ago by John Macatee
Ellen L
11 months ago

I use my library card to download Kindle books for free. The check out time is 2 weeks, just like a paper book.

11 months ago
Reply to  Ellen L

Me, too. I read 2 or 3 library books a week from my kindle.

Neal Davis
11 months ago

We went to the beautiful public library in Haines, Alaska two years ago. Later, on the same trip, I visited the Stewart, BC public library. Otherwise, I have not been in a library in about 15 years.

11 months ago

In the building? A couple of years. Online was just last week.

11 months ago

Im an avid reader. At one point, before transitioning to semi-fulltime rv living, I had a home library of more than 800 yet un-read fiction books. I have a Kindle and have kept some of those books in storage. My best find though for rv travel is the Libby app! I connect to the library at which i have an account and can download audio books directly to my phone or a spare i keep for that purpose. Now all my journeys are filled with listening!

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