July 29, 2001    





Do you go to the public library in your town often?

I used to go regularly. But about 18 months ago the library closed for renovations. The temporary library is set up so that you have to submit book requests and come back the next day to pick up the books. I like to browse the stacks and I don't have the time to make 2 trips in a week, so I rarely go now. I think the renovations are almost complete, so this will end.

Laura, 36
, MA   USA

No. I used to love the library....but for all the reasons I now love my computer!

Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

I did when I was a kid. I read so slow and have so little free time these days, I'm lucky if I get to read the books I own.

Firelady, 23
, TX   USA

i don't really go to libraries at all

Brad, 20

Not really anymore, if I had time to read then maybe I would.

Dianne, 16

I take my son to the library almost every weekend. We have a wonderful time there. I also go to the library about twice a month on my own and to the state library (which is also in our town) about once a month.


Not lately...just too busy to read a lot.

Angela, 16
Bella Vista

I live in a rural area and make my pilgrimage to the bookmobile every week.

Jill, 60

Actually, no. I used to when I was in high school for research, but I haven't been there in a long time. If there is a book I really want to read, I will usually just go to Barnes and Noble and buy it. And in the process I usually end up buying a few more books. But, I think I will go to the library more often. Thanks for reminding me

Jennifer, 19

Yes, I use it all the time.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

nope - I used to when I was younger, but now I have less time to read, and more money to spend on books I dont have the need.

Alice, 21
Winchester  UK

Nah, I have so many books @ home, I basically have my own library as it it...if I need reference stuff, I can usually find it on the computer....

age unknown, parts unknown

I  go to the public library at least once a week, though I usually go to the bigger one in the next town.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

Yes, I do. I worked there about 10 years ago.

Alias Irrelevante

I LOVE the library, but as I don't drive, I don't get to go nearly often enough.

Reba, 51
, MD   USA

no, only if i have to find books for school. i dont read as much as i used to.

Karen2, 15
, MA   USA

Nope--I have more than enough to read as it is. When I was a kid, though, I went to one 15 miles away a lot.

Karen, 21

No, I don't go to the public library often because I don't have time. I have school, friends, and drill team. I just don't have time to read.

Heather, 15

Nope. My mother does but our library seems to cater more for her tastes than mine. I've probably read every book there that I'd want to read, so these days I just buy my books.

Shanna, 16
Cardiff  ENGLAND

Not very often, but I do have a library card. I mostly dont go because i always forget to return the books on time.

Ry, 23

We have the best library. Our town's library is second in the state for volume. It has books, books on tape, video, DVD, cassettes, CDs, all the game boys, Playstation, Dreamcast games, computers, you name it and you can rent it! Our Libary has a special after hours 800 number to call to get answers for late night home work questions. They take orders if you them to buy a certain book or tape. It is a remarkable library.

Janet, 42
E. Brunswick

I go once in a while. They have a decent collection of books on tape.

Eric, 19
Beverly Hills

I work at my public library.

K. Lampe, 20

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