I am one of those people who routinely check out several bags of books from the library at a time. Early on, I found out what the check out limit was at our library. I was astounded to find out that it is 999. Most of the librarians don’t even know this factoid. Though I don’t check out that many, I often come home with around 50. Three kids, each of which needs books for school, books for pleasure, and a couple of different reading levels (independent, to read with Mama, and challenging).
My rule for buying is that if I check a book out 3 or more times, it goes on my buy list. When I have spare money, I go to that list to decide what to buy. For school books, I do check out many, but I buy an equal amount. I only go to Amazon if I can’t find a used copy elsewhere. I’m a big fan of Half Price Books. If it weren’t for the library, our homeschooling endeavor would come to a screeching halt.
Thanks to Audrey from A Small Corner of Nowhere for the impetus for writing this post.