Monday, 17 November 2008

Support your local library


It seems appropriate to follow yesterday's post on library books with news of a challenge to encourage people to support their local library. In the last couple of weeks I've been thinking quite hard about the need to stop buying so many books: not only do I spend too much on books, but the storage problems are becoming acute - we seem to be living in ever-decreasing circles and, while some extra shelves may help, they will quickly fill up.

The challenge runs throughout 2009, and is to read 12, 25 or 50 books from the local library. I usually take out at least 6 books at a time so, to encourage me to visit the library regularly, I guess I should go for the full 50. I'm only planning to take on short-term challenges otherwise, so this should be feasible. I shall post the list here, throughout the year.

4 comments:

  1. Greetings! Just wanted to drop by and officially welcome you to the challenge. I am so glad you decided to join us!!

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  2. Thank you, J. Kaye, I am really hoping that it will encourage me to use the library regularly.

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  3. I'm thinking of this one too, because I want to support my own library -- and I already read so very many of its books.

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  4. Melanie, I think it's a great idea, but I suspect the library staff will be sick of me by the end of the year.

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