Monday, August 8, 2022


Do you have a library card?

If you’re an avid reader, you know how vital your local library can be in fueling your addiction. (We do!) Libraries are such wonderful resources—free books?! The best!

Do you have a library card? We know it may be hard as an RVer, especially if you’re a full-timer, to have a card, but perhaps when you’re “home” you found it worth having.

Tell us in the comments if you have a card and how often you use it. Plus, have you read any books lately that you think other RVers (or anyone) may enjoy? Tell us!


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Tim Slack
17 days ago

Been f/t for ten yrs and working or volunteering all over the country – most times only 3-5 months in one location, sometimes only 1-2 months. Never had a problem getting a library card locally, and I have a nice collection of them (mostly the keychain fobs). Library is usually among our first stops when we arrive somewhere new.

17 days ago

Check out digital books from the library through Amazon from anywhere.

John Koenig
17 days ago

I regularly borrow DVDs from the library. Before I spend more than ~ $10 for a book I’m interested in, I’ll try to borrow said book to see if said book is actually worth the price charged. Over the years, this has saved me hundreds of dollars. While driving long distances, I like to listen to an audiobook that I’ve downloaded from the library App “Overdrive” or “libby”.

18 days ago

Another strong vote for using library card to download books. Now, while driving down the highways and byways, we have audio entertainment. No searching for radio stations with something we might enjoy.
Highly recommend, “Into the Hornet’s Nest” by Jimmy Carter. Surprises on every disk.

Marci Burton
18 days ago

But it’s probably expired. We haven’t lived in our hometown for 5 years.

Donald N Wright
18 days ago

Two cards. I live on the edge of two cities so I have two cards.

18 days ago

The library in town charges $50/yr to get a library card. Nope. Not doing it…

18 days ago

do expired cards count? 😉

18 days ago

I have a library card, both hard copy and digital. I can download bookstore on my iPad to read as I wish.

18 days ago

I haven’t been to the library in 30 years or more. I was never able to check out a book when I wanted it. Now it wouldn’t do me any good because there is no “national library card.” I joined several book clubs in the 70s and 80s and just bought the books I wanted. Now, with us on the road and space at a premium, I’m glad I have a Nook and a Kindle. I don’t need both, but have an older Nook that I bought before Amazon came out with the Kindle. With Kindle Unlimited, for $9.99 a month I can read thousands of books. All I need is an internet connection. If we are somewhere with no cell service and no internet, I always keep a few books downloaded so I can read when I want.

Rosalie Magistro
18 days ago

I do have one but don’t have to pay for it,it’s a perk we get from our state park we volunteer in, in Az.

Last edited 18 days ago by Rosalie Magistro
Neal Davis
18 days ago

I do not, but DW has one. All the books that she gets using her library card are in PDF format (?). The library is part of the county system in northern Virginia (metro DC) where we lived for 26 years. She is able to keep her borrowing privileges despite living 650 miles away for the last 5 years. I read books that I have bought and have a few hundred to work through at the moment.

18 days ago

Where I live our drivers licenses allow us to check out books, movies, etc.

18 days ago

I have cards for multiple libraries.

Leslie Schofield
18 days ago

Wish I did have one. Our small community voted not to pay the library tax about 20 years ago

18 days ago

In conjunction with my library, I downloaded an app called “Libby”. This app allows me to download books and listen at anytime. You can keep them for up to 2 weeks, or return them early.

18 days ago

Between multiple train tracks and clogged interstates it is too difficult to get to the local library. P### poor planning and lack of controls on railroads magnify this problem here.

Astrid Bierworth
18 days ago

I use mine to borrow audio books to listen to on long trips.

18 days ago

Me too! I also listen when I’m walking or doing chores that aren’t loud, like vacuuming. I have listened to hundreds of wonderful books (and a few losers, too). Unloading the dishwasher is a lot more fun when you are listening to a good book.

Thelma Thomas
18 days ago

I have my library card in order to access ebooks that can be checked out to read on my kindle. I rarely go into the library building but happy with the online access.

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