Monday, February 23, 2009

Musing Mondays

How often do you visit the library? Do you have a scheduled library day/time, or do you go whenever? Do you go alone, or take people with you?

For probably my entire adult life I have visited the library at least once a week to check out more books than I can possibly read. I quite often went alone, especially since I became a stay-at-home-dad/freelancer.

However, things have changed lately. First, after moving to the Houston area, I found that I could not only belong to my county library system, but to the Houston Public Library as well. Between the two library systems, I can get almost any book on my TBR List. I don't often visit an HPL branch myself. Instead, I reserve books and have my wife pick them up for me, since we live in the suburbs and she works in the city.

In addition, my soon to be seven year old son has decided that he likes to go to the library too. I am disappointed that he likes to go to play on the library computers, but at least the games he plays are educational and we do check out books for him to read. So, now my once a week visit to my county library system has turned into a once or twice a week visit right after school with my son.


jlshall said...

Well, it's good that your son is getting into the habit of hanging out in the library, even though he's mostly interested in the games. Maybe having all those books around will work a bit of magic. And at least it's a treat for Dad!

Mary said...

Definitely not our parents' library anymore. Besides books there are computers to use and cds and dvds to check out!

caite said...

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Eva said...

I love the whole hold/pick books up thing! :) I probably go the library once a week too. And hey, at least your son's playing educational games!