Sunday, 3 October 2010

Love your library card

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This is my most 'librarian'-ish outfit ever!
Shoes - Jones, Skirt - New Look, Shirt - Dorothy Perkins, Cardi - Zara

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Inspired by Diana's post about her library card, I decided to do a similar post. Your library card is one of the smartest cards you can ever have, even smarter than a credit card! It lets you borrow free books, find out your family history, give you free access to the Internet and lets you rent cheap DVDs. There's a lot of talk in the news lately of libraries suffering under the new ConDem budget cuts, so it is more important then ever to support your local library. People might wax lyrical about using the library when they were younger and how great the idea of a library is, but if you don't use it, you're gonna lose it!

 Library cards are FREE and give you access to so much information. Wanna learn how to crochet? Bake a nice cake? Want a travel guide for your latest trip? Wanna find out who your great great grandfather on your Mother's side was? Visit your library! 

I know I am kind of biased towards libraries, but I think even if I wasn't a librarian I would be using my library lots. Are you a member of your local library? 

If you want to find out more about supporting your local library in the UK, visit Voices For The Library

36 comments:

  1. I agree, libraries are brilliant! I just signed up with my local library here in Manchester, can't wait to start borrowing books. Sometimes, when I work from home, I use the library instead. There are less distractions.

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  2. As soon as I get a car I can start borrowing! Atm I'm not sure I'd be able to make the return dates ^^

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  3. you know i love my library (newcastle), since it was renovated it is a joy to visit

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  4. I wish we had public libraries here. They sound ever so useful. I would definitely get one if I could. I like how your outfit has almost the same colors as your card. Dr. Seuss colors!

    Bea from A plus B

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  5. That's me persuaded! Will get a library card sorted out in the week :)
    So nice to see a librarian as clourful as yourself - perhaps if all libraries were a bit brighter and cheerier they'd be more appealing, my local one back in somerset is so dull and dingy I'd never want to sit in there and read.

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  6. I would be totally lost without my library card!

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  7. I agree with you, libraries are awesome! :D

    Leia

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  8. Yay libraries! I LIVE in my local one over the summer.

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  9. I still just use my uni library at the moment but I'm definitely going to find a local one soon for more fiction as I spend far too much on books in charity shops. I really like your outfit too, great colours all together.

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  10. Ooh you're in Halton!

    I do love my local library and it's just round the corner from my house which is even better. What I don't love is their immensely irritating habit of only ever having book 2 out of a series!

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  11. That's so cool that they're free! In Ireland they're free for children and over 65s, but others have to pay a small amount.

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  12. I love my library card! My favourite thing about my library is that you can borrow loads of awesome old cds from it, and I love to take out loads of travel guides as well so I can make amazing plans of where I want to go to visit!

    Thanks for the excellent excellent post!

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  13. so cute your sweeter with the read leads! love your aoutfit so much!
    hope you come o my blos
    xoxo!
    http://stephanielovesusa.blogspot.com/

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  14. Love this outfit, you can't beat red and blue plus libraries are hot and classic sexy. I need to sign my son up for the library, he is only one but it's never too early :)

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  15. i LOVE that you are a blogging librarian! i don''t go anywhere without my library card. also, has to be done...

    i've got my library card, and i'm checking you out ;) x

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  16. Libraries are the bomb! I think I single-handedly keep them open with my late fees. I love your librarian chic outfit. The colors are so great ! :D

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  17. I love libraries! I have a librarian sister so perhaps I am a little biased, too. I've been spending most of my year in the uni library.. blerghh... but I can't wait for the summer break when I can go to my local and take home a big fat stack for holiday reading!

    Your outfit is so adorable. I love the blue and red together.

    X

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  18. nice post! nice outfit ;)

    Saludos,
    Clau!
    http://clobyclau.blogspot.com/

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  19. I LOVE my library too. I use it for reading 'disposable' books I gooble up in a few days: MUCH less wasteful than the special offers aisle in Tesco!

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  20. I do love my local library, what a great rallying post!

    You've reminded me of these which my friend received as a birthday present last year, perhaps you could accessorise with one, if you fancied looking a bit edgier:

    http://www.shakespearesden.com/librarian-temporary-tattoos-book.html

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  21. Oh Helen, you would not like me because I... actually cannot use my local library... I borrowed a Flaming Lips cd in 2002 and forgot to return it... I still have the cd.. and I've been black-listed from my local library! :\

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  22. I adore my local libraries! its most definitely my favourite card in the wallet.

    everytime i leave i mentally tally up how much i saved borrowing books instead of buying and tell myself i deserve presents for saving that money :)

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  23. Love your neat style! And I agree libraries are great. I think I should visit more often!

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  24. I always use my library when I'm home from uni and have to study, really can't concentrate in the house! Although they've just moved the kids section next to the reference bit... not so peaceful!
    I like your bright red tights with the bright blue cardi, by the way :) x

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  25. Hey lovely,
    As an English Lit student I couldn't agree more! My library is the best. Although the fines I have at the moment aren't :(
    Hope you're well, Sophia xx

    http://hornsteinandpearls.blogspot.com

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  26. I really like that outfit a lot.

    I'm guilty of using my university library a lot, to the detriment of my local public library. I know it's naughty, because I want to support public libraries too, but the university library is much more convenient. I'm going to make a promise, some time this week I'll go to a public library! They closed down the one that I used to use as a child, and it's such a shame. I would love to be able to go back now, I remember the layout of it so well, and the building was gorgeous and quirky, but it's now used for something else and isn't open to the public.

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  27. I agree, I couldn't live without my librarian card :D
    I love the outfit!

    xoxo
    Rita

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  28. Darling this is such a charming post love it!! plus your outfit is so amazing am trying to find a word that fits your style and all i could think of is Deschanel and Chung hahaha!!- brilliant post♥

    Love your friend Dye♥

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  29. I love libraries - I'm constantly getting cookery books out!

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  30. beautiful post :)

    This is one of the cards that also won't bring you into thousands of dollars in debt yet bring you mountains of joy.

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  31. Oooh just saw ur post! That is my local library - is that where u work too? Will keep an eye out for you next time I'm there lol ;)

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  32. I'm signed up to five different libraries! I lovvvvve spending time in them - makes me happy when I'm having a grey day.

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  33. I LOVE that you are a librarian. Power to libraries! Woop. x

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  34. I'm a librarian too I'm going to post something similar on my blog if you don't mind.
    Libraries are so important, especially in my area where there are high levels of child poverty and unempolyment. We do a lot of activities with children who get no attention or intercation from their parents, we help people with cv's and show them how to search for jobs in the internet.
    Librarians have a great wealth of local knowledge and specialist skills, ideas about volunteers doing our role and 'big society' are rubbish!

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