Originally Posted by Lissie
i always went to the library when i was little. it was such a treat when my mom would take me! i was such a dorky kid. i went to all the story times and everything they had there too.
i still have my first library card that i got when i learned how to sign my own name. but i don't go that much anymore because funding in my area is so low that the library can't afford to stay open regular hours, and it seems the only time it's open is when i'm at work.
yeah the funding is a big issue.
ideally i'd like to work in a public library but i can make up to 10k more in an academic one and that's an issue for me at the moment
my library back home is absolutely tiny (i'm from a very small village in the countryside). it only opens on tuesday and thursday afternoons or something silly. and they're thinking of getting rid of it and just having a bookmobile service.
i also love the smell of old books. through last summer i did a lot of research at the british libary and the books i used had the most gorgeous smell