It's also time for another mini-challenge, this time from The Curious Reader on the topic of libraries.
- What is the name of your local library? What city is it located in? I live in Norwich and pass my library on my walk to work. Our city library burnt down when I was at University and The Forum was built on its former site. A substantial part of the building is now the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library and (amongst other things) the building also contains a heritage centre and the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library which houses a collection of unique materials about American culture and the Second World War. Here's a picture of The Forum building:
- How often do you go to the library? If you're a regular, do the staff know you? It's the busiest lending library in the United Kingdom (for the last two years in a row!) so sadly you don't get personal relationships with the staff. It's also self-service loans/returns so not much chance to get to know them either!
- Do you browse while you're there or just pick up items you have placed on reserve? I think I've only ever reserved one item and that was the audio version of The Graveyard Book. This could be because I am cheap and don't like paying the reserving fee though! It's got a fairly large collection of books so I can treat it like a bookshop and browse for something new or consult the catalogue to see if any of my wishlist are on the shelves.
- What is your favourite thing about your local library? It's filled with (free) books!