Do you remember when you got your first library card?

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Re: Do you remember when you got your first library card?

Post by cogarae » 14 Feb 2016, 01:04

I dont remember exactly but I know I had to have been 7 or younger.

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Post by runawaytrain » 14 Feb 2016, 01:09

I got mine in like seventh grade I think

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Post by agreenwood » 15 Feb 2016, 21:58

I believe I got mine when I was in 1st or 2nd grade. We used to walk to our town's library once a week during school. I've had one ever since. Just recently got a new card!

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Post by Kaitlyn12 » 16 Feb 2016, 09:31

In the town that I am from, you can get your first library card when you learn to write your name since you have to sign the card. So I got my first library card when I was about 5 or so.

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Post by aparsons » 16 Feb 2016, 12:05

I actually didn't get a library card until I was in high school. I grew up in South America, and they didn't have many, if any public libraries where we were. I got books from school, and from the hordes my parents had brought with us from the United States. When I was about eleven or twelve we moved to an apartment above a post office, and they had a small library. We used a combination of the honor system and paper checkouts to get the books.
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Post by CrescentMoon » 16 Feb 2016, 16:34

I think I was about 8 years old. I used to think adults carrying credit cards and other plastic cards were so grown up and I remember feeling like such a big kid because I actually had my own card.

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Post by VinuW » 18 Feb 2016, 00:53

I got mine when I was 7 years old. I used it occasionally, because I preferred buying books to borrowing them.
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Post by TheRavenwoodReview » 19 Feb 2016, 11:36

I don't remember when I got my first library card, but I remember checking books out at the Waco Public Library at a young age and through college. I actually didn't read much when I moved to Dallas, TX as a twenty-something. I was focused on career and happy hours, too much, I think. My most delightful library card experience was in Rochester Hills, Michigan in my late thirties. I LOVED that library and I was beyond thrilled to have a bike trail to it. I rode my bike my there twice a week with my backpack of books. I miss that terribly. My most recent library card is here in Georgia and the library closest to me sucks. Too much information, no? :( ~KK

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Post by KAYKAYKAY60 » 19 Feb 2016, 12:35

Fun thread to read!!

I was around 5 or 6. We grew up in a very rural area and used to walk to the book mobile during the summer (about a mile away), with my sisters. I remember having to limit my books because they were heavy to carry home.

When I was 10, we moved closer to a bigger town and the library there was two stories. I loved going there as a teen.

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Post by Kate7 » 22 Feb 2016, 04:26

Mine was for the bookmobile that came to my school. It was so cool, we got to go on a bus to borrow books. I loved bookmobile days! :techie-reference:

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Post by rssllue » 22 Feb 2016, 04:46

The bookmobile was awesome! :D
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Post by himeeg74 » 22 Feb 2016, 12:20

6, maybe 7.

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Post by Mfisch » 22 Feb 2016, 23:59

My mom got me a library card at 6 years old (before that we had to use hers) and I was only allowed to check out 3 books at a time because I was a "junior librarian". We went to the library each week and during summer there was a library book bus down the street from my house.

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Post by sadya » 23 Feb 2016, 04:00

I remember getting one because of a school assignment when I was in primary school. I needed library books for that, so I was allowed to become a member.

My parents thought that reading books was terrible, fiction that is. Their opinion was that I wouldn't study and only read, and so fiction ruins children. Yet, they did allow us to watch television series, movies, tv shows. How strange. Anyway, reading is important for children, it improves language skills and gives them a better understanding of life. The world of most books, is a great place to be in.

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Post by kfagan-14 » 24 Feb 2016, 22:53

I was 6 or 7. A neighbor used to babysit me and took us to the library once a week. I loved walking to and spending time in my local library well into my teens. Wish I still had that kind of free time!

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