Coming Soon … A New “Love Your Library” Meme

I know that lots of my readers are dedicated library users. Some of you even work or volunteer in a library, too. Whether or not you blog about books yourself, you’re welcome to join in this simple meme designed to celebrate libraries. Use ’em or lose ’em, after all.

This challenge is entirely open-ended, but here are some things you might consider posting on your blog or to social media:

  • Photos or a list of your latest library book haul
  • An account of a visit to a new-to-you library
  • Full-length or mini reviews of some recent library reads
  • A description of a particular feature of your local library
  • A screenshot of the state of play of your online account
  • An opinion piece about library policies (e.g. Covid procedures or fines amnesties)
  • A write-up of a library event you attended, such as an author reading or book club.

(Image by StockSnap from Pixabay)

 

If it’s related to libraries, I want to hear about it. I’ll post on the last Monday of each month (unless a holiday interferes), but feel free to post whenever you wish. Do share a link to your own post in the comments of my latest one, and use the above image, too. I’m co-opting a hashtag that is already popular on Twitter and Instagram: #LoveYourLibrary.

Get thinking about what you might want to post on Monday the 25th!

 


Love Your Library has grown out of the monthly “Library Checkout” meme – created by Shannon of River City Reading and previously hosted by Charleen of It’s a Portable Magic, I then hosted it for four years starting in October 2017. Here’s an archive of my past posts.

If you want to continue using this framework to keep track of your library borrowing, the categories are Library Books Read; Currently Reading; Checked Out, To Be Read; On Hold; and Returned Unread. I sometimes added Skimmed Only and Returned Unfinished. I usually gave star ratings and links to reviews of any books I managed to read.

17 responses

  1. I’ll play! I like the more wide-ranging possibilities of this theme. I can’t promise to be on the nail on 25th, as I’ll be playing Granny in London. But I’ll pop in soon.

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    1. Terrific! Any time you get a chance is fine. I hope the other options will draw more people in.

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      1. Me too. I’m making sure nothing I borrow falls under the radar now.

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  2. I will be stalking all of the floors of my beloved Senate House Library to take pictures. OK, it’s not my local one, but it’s my current favourite.

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    1. Hurrah! I loved being able to use Senate House Library when I worked for King’s College, London. I didn’t take enough advantage of it.

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  3. I like the new approach. Will try to do something though in all probability it will be ad hoc

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    1. Thanks, Karen! Would love to have you join in, any time.

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  4. Love this, Rebecca! Especially the option of posting whenever we want. I use the library a lot, but have a hard time with dates and deadlines (even more so lately, which is why I’ve pulled out of some of the blogging events I used to do). But I do have my sort-of regular “From the Library” posts now – would those count?

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    1. I’ve fallen really behind on reading other people’s posts, but yes, I meant to comment on your latest one of those roundups that that is the just the sort of thing I’d want to include under this umbrella. So really, you’re already taking part 🙂 And you don’t need to feel it has to be on a particular day of the month. Were your recent audio books also from the library?

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      1. Yes, all my audiobooks are from the library! I hadn’t even thought of that, because I get them in such a different way. Lol

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  5. Definitely plan to join in! Like others have said, I’ll try to post on the 25th but it might be a day or two after or before.

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    1. Not a problem. Thanks, Laila!

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  6. The kids and I have started to go back to the library now that it has reopened so I’ll hope to take part.

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    1. That would be great! I’m glad you and the kids are able to make use of your library again.

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  7. Your ideas about themes and topics for related posts are definitely things I’d enjoy reading about. But, then, I also enjoy your list of loans. Were they really a last Monday of the month pattern? I guess, because I’m not online and reading everyday, the concept of that kind of regularity slipped past me. Anyway, I’ll keep it all in mind and look for ways to participate (other than just commenting on your posts)!

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    1. Yep, every last Monday of pretty much every month, unless something like Christmas got in the way, for six years, four of those as host. Never mind 🙂 I’m glad more people are going to find a way to participate. It was never supposed to just be me boring people with a long list of my loans and holds.

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      1. LOL Well, *I* don’t find *that* boring, but I’m certain that my own taste about what constitutes “interesting” when it comes to books and bookishness are not reflective of reasonable human beings’ thoughts and feelings about it. 🤓

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