Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the Mr. Linky there if you are participating.
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My question for this week is inspired by my need to return items to the library:
Do you frequent the library or do you prefer to buy your own books?
I have to admit that I own a lot of books. However, over the last two years I have been going to the library 1-2 times a week. I guess as a tax payer I realize that a lot of my money is going to our local library. Why should I pay an arm and a leg for a book I will likely only read one time? Heck, then there is the guilt if you spend a lot of money on a book you do not like.
As a child I used to go to the library often. My friend J and I would go and spend forever searching for just the right books to keep us reading over the summer. Now I have passed this love for the library onto both of my boys. NHL and JSL both enjoy going to the library. They both have a blast picking out their own books, and even DVDs on special occasions.
So does this mean that I never buy books? Not on your life! Our home library is still growing, just mostly with kids books. I owned a TON of childrens books before having kids thanks to stocking up while student teaching. Let’s just say I love Scholastic Book orders! I have bought a lot of picture and chapter books though the years. I still buy books for my boys and always will because I believe that our childrens home library must always grow.