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Are liberries in season?

January 19th, 2013 at 06:27 pm

I'm feeling a bit funny...often our students don't pronounce library, and say "lieberry" and a teacher friend used to ask if lieberries were in season. We all would chuckle.

Well, our "liberry" must be in season because I checked out a bunch of things. I checked out magazines and a bunch of different books.

I love looking through the glossy pages of magazines, but I hate the expense and the waste of purchasing them. I would imagine a I save a fortune by checking them out.

DH and I like to look at flea markets, antique malls, garage sales, and consignment shops. I checked out some books on antique values. I don't picture us trying to buy things and resell them, but it is interesting reading up on things. A friend of mine collects Currier and Ives dishes and I have learned that many of the dishes came from detergent and some of the glasses were given as premiums from A and P. It is kind of interesting.

I also enjoy cooking and I'm always looking for ideas on organizing the kitchen. I checked out 5 books on kitchen remodeling and reorganization.

I certainly get my money's worth when it comes to the library -- we pay taxes to support it and I don't resent paying it one bit.

It is interesting because we can tell what part of the month it is. By the middle of the month, there are fewer new books available and by the end of the month, there are hardly any. I think the economy has made library use go up.

So, are liberries in season where you are?

10 Responses to “Are liberries in season?”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I checked out three books at the library last night. We also borrowed a book of comics, a movie, and a book on cds.

  2. Wino Says:

    Lieberries grow on the tree of knowledge.

    (Don't forget to tip your waiters. I'll be here all week.)

  3. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I love the library a little too much: sometimes my brain gets manic and I take out eight or nine items at a go. My kid inherited this from me and put seven books on one subject on my card, and they're all arriving in a few days.

    Our county library system is one of the busiest in the nation and holds a record for eBook usage, while our city library goes on two unpaid furlough weeks and only now, with the passage of a levy, is restoring all branches to Sunday service. I bet the latter is partly responsible for the former.

    Reading some kidlit: The Middle Moffat which is an eye-opening tale of a single-parent family before the age of social assistance. In that novel I learned of a decades-ago defunct magazine for kids named St. Nicholas, which apparently I can look at through my library system online with the help of a reference librarian.

    Also very thankful of the online research databases I can use for my study and refresher surveys of all things trivia.

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Also, "lieberries are fer mentation."

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    I hate it when people don't pronounce library correctly. Almost as much as when they say Feb-you-airy instead of Feb-roo-airy for February. But for some reason I'm perfectly okay with sketti for spaghetti.

  6. snafu Says:

    I'm delighted by how busy our community libraries have become. If I stop to look at the entry program board there are at least two programs daily but Sunday for a specifically targeted group. I've noticed that high school study groups meet up between 4 - 7 pm just as we did in university. Last Sunday I was surprised to discover there were several tutors working one-one-one with kids reviewing last week lessons and explaining main points for next week lessons. I'm conflicted on that business conducted with my tax dollar support.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'd love to use the library in big G, and I *would*, it's just that it sometimes can be very unpredictable when I'll actually get into town ... which leads to no insurance of getting the materials back in time. IOW - late fines. Frown So I've pretty much stopped using it - (late fines plus most times by the time I'm done with my grocery shopping and other errands in the same general area, it's time to skedaddle home.)

  8. CB in the City Says:

    Liberries are ALWAYS in season!

    Paulette, I used to read a book series about a family named Moffat; I wonder if it is the same one. I remember loving it. I was probably around 10-12 at the time.

  9. littlegopher Says:

    Always in season here!! I can't imagine being without a library...the horror!!

  10. Jerry Says:

    We had a wonderful library when we lived in Maine, and it would lead us to frequent the place a lot. They had story time for little children (a favorite with our oldest), and we are delighted that our new city has something similar as well. It will offer some insurance of additional exposure for our younger daughter, who is not yet in school, to the local language. Libraries are the best!
    Jerry

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