999 Books on the Shelf

 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.

  1. I have this image of you heading out of the library, pushing a wheelbarrow loaded with 999 books. 😛

  2. Good to know I’m not the only one who takes that many books out at once!
    My whole family thinks I’m weird..ok, that may have nothing to do with the book thing.
    I came over from Audrey’s blog and I’m glad to have “found ” you.