Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.

This week’s question was submitted by Bill@Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.

My library in Bryson City, The Marianna Black Library, uses Libby and a couple of other apps to deliver ebooks and audiobooks electronically. I have downloaded an ebook from them before, so I must have used it at some point. This has inspired me to download Libby on my new phone.

It is amazing how libraries have evolved in my lifetime. In my childhood, the library offered mostly print copies to check out and take home. Now, you can get ebooks, audiobooks, or borrow books from a sister library without actually going there. They offer computer access and free wi-fi. One of the libraries I go to has a 3-D printer. A college library I visit online has extensive historical research archives I can access with a click. It is amazing how far libraries have come.

What about you? Do you download ebooks from your library? How have you seen your library evolve?

23 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop”

  1. I agree…it’s great how far libraries have come. I especially love how we can request books from other library systems, but still pick them up from our go-to library. Some libraries across the country also have free delivery services for print books for people with disabilities. Unfortunately, mine does not. Maybe one day. 🙂

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  2. While I miss the physical card catalog, I have to say that the changes have been for the good. (And isn’t Interlibrary Loan the greatest thing ever?!)

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  3. I sure enjoy the changes in our library. I’m addicted to my Kindle, and occasionally download books from the library. My wife does too and enjoys it as much as I do. We also go to the actual library to check out books.


  4. I don’t tend to download ebooks from my library because I rarely read library books. However, I use Libby for audiobooks, and I love it for that. I can listen any time anywhere, don’t have to change CDs in the car, etc. And, as you said, I don’t have to go pick them up. I’m really spoiled.

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  5. I use the Libby App a lot through my local library. I love it! I actually just set a friend up with it and she is on vacation. She is loving that she didn’t have to pack a bunch of books this time.

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  6. I don’t even have a library card for my local library because I own SOOOOO many books already and don’t like the constraints of reading on a time limit. Also a big mood reader, so I might not get the book in when I’m actually in the mood for it when it’s a highly sought after book.

    I hope you have a great weekend.

    My BBH if you care to visit —

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  7. I have been borrowing ebooks from my library (Overdrive mostly) for a long time now, and Axis360 is another local libraries use. I do have Libby too and for some reason use it lesser than the others. eBooks definitely have been useful, especially in the last few years..
    Here is my Friday post

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