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Thread: Do you use your library to get quilting books, videos?

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    Do you use your library to get quilting books, videos?

    I am thinking of joining a local library. I was wondering who belongs to a library.

    Karen "Craftybear", Indiana, USA

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    I do! When I go, I always carry a HUGE totebag, because I grab a bunch! Mine has alotof quilting books! Not so many videos though!

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    I do as well, although the books that our library has are really old one. They don't seem to get any of the newer ones in, maybe not enough demand for them, I don't know.

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    I love the library!! Always have. I check out all kinds of books. My local library doesn't always have the quilting book I might be looking for, but I can request from the whole system which covers a large area. I can usually get what I am looking for. Then after looking at the book I can better judge whether or not I want to buy it, or not.

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    Absolutely. I even request ones I want that aren't in my local library and they get them from other libraries in town. :) :)

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    Yes, the library is a good source. Once in a while I'll find a book that I really like so I look for it on Amazon.com. If it's not available new I can sometimes find it used, which is in about the condition same as a library book.

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    Yes all the time, most of the books are a little old but all the mags are up to date, and for two dollars I can request from other libraries in NZ, no videos though, all books and mags are free from my local one.

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    yep! Our library has a partnership with about 6 other libraries in the state too. All I have to do is put the book on hold and they ship it to my library.

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    yep! Our library has a partnership with about 6 other libraries in the state too. All I have to do is put the book on hold and they ship it to my library.

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    know i don.t use the library like i used too,i have to depend on rides,can,t drive on own from surgery,s. now i just buy online or here if someone is selling.

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    I have books on Hold all of the time :D:D:D I love getting the notice that I have one sitting there waiting for me!!!
    Ours can get them from all over the western part of the state... so I don't think I will ever run out of quilting books or fiction, either :D:D:D

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    I have not. Maybe I should try it!!!

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    cool, I will need to check out my local library and may join the big one out of town, thanks

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    All the time! Especially now, since they have all magazines 2 for 25 cents... ;)

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    No, I don't. I share books with my DM & believe me, we have enough!!!

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    I do all the time. In fact I have about 6 now as I am getting ideas for vacation.

    I also have one on order but beginning to think it is lost as it has been a couple of weeks.

    If I really like the book, I'll then try and get it on Amazon or paperbackswap.com (a book club where you only pay the shipping when you mail a book or buy credits, check it out.)

    If all else fails, I buy from Barnes and Noble.

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    I go to the library once in a while. Went this weekend and found a few xmas books that had some really good patterns. I am looking for other holiday patterns as I really don't have many.

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    I use the library a lot! I go every two weeks. There are so many books available.

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    I love the Keene Public Library,
    They do not have many quilt books.
    However, they do buy or get from another library (on loan) any book I ask for.
    I am a devoted mystery reader and of that they have a vast collection.
    Lots of videos - have never checked what they are as I have no idea how to work my DVD player.
    Plus I have no time - I'm a fanatic baseball fan, subscribe to MLB to get NY Mets games (I live in NH). That and fabric are my 2 indulgences. The latter a very costly one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Do you use your library to get quilting books, videos?

    I am thinking of joining a local library. I was wondering who belongs to a library.

    Karen "Craftybear", Indiana, USA
    I get books from the library constantly! In fact I put a "hold" on books that I want, the library calls me to tell me they're in, I stop by on my way to work and pick them up. It's a great system.
    I use the library to preview books and the ones that I like, I order off Amazon. No more buying books, sight unseen.

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    I do also. In fact at our library you can get as many books out as you want. So I get a lot of quilting books. But I was really stupid and I haven't been making notes on where to find ones I really like...Live and Learn,

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    Although we have a fairly new beautiful library, they don't have many quilting books. I have checked out everyone they have and then some.

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    I went through the library resources a long time ago. Like a lot of you, the quilting books in my library system are quite old. I share with friends, get free patterns online and buy. We do use the library to keep my DM in audio books. So far, she hasn't read them all!

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    I use it all the time to check out quilt books and more! I go online to the website and put items on hold. I usually search by author or just general terms so I get more results (If I am not looking for something specific.) Then when I go to the library, I can walk right in and pick up my books from the hold area.

    Sometimes I browse the "sewing and quilting" area but our library doesn't carry many. The books I place on hold usually come from another library in the district.

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    Never thought of the Library for Quilting books sounds like a good idea. I may just have to go take a look to see what they have.

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