Last weekend I went to Library #3 again (books needed to be returned + I could use some new books).
I was at first worried I might not do any more of these Library Haul posts. Why? As most of my followers know I am a member of 3 libraries. Two of which I could get a cheap subscription (5 euro) to thanks to a passport that my part of the country has. Sadly, when I went to Library #1 last week, I found out that this passport was being cancelled. Apparently they are now really working hard to get one country-wide pass for all libraries. What this means? Well, the details are a bit unclear. What I could gather is that you need one subscription at one library, and then you can have a (guest) subscription for free at any other library throughout the country.
What this meant for Library #1 was that I could only borrow 2 items each time (yeah, not really worth the 15/20 minutes trip on a bicycle), so Library #1 is out now. 🙁 I will miss it dearly, I have been a member at their library since I moved to this city about 6 years ago.
As you can imagine I was instantly worrying. Losing Library #1 is a loss, but not that big, as they didn’t allow me to borrow a lot of materials anyway (just 6), but I was really worried about Library #3. What would they do? Would I still be able to stay with them? I checked their site for their normal subscription rates, and told myself, that no matter what they would say, I would still get a subscription at them because they have decent rates for their subscription (a subscription for 12 books is just 31.50 or so per year. Just a comparison: Library #1’s prizes for something similar (15 books though) is 67 euro (and this is a new subscription, before this the other option was 8 books and 51 euro)). Yeah, a book worm here needs a bit of money if we want to make use of the library.
Anyway, back to the topic. I called Library #3 and they told me that there was no need to worry, they were indeed not doing the passport, BUT, as long as I had a valid subscription at another Library (Library #2 in this case), I could get a free basic (so the one with 12 books) subscription at their library. Of course, I had to hold myself, I just wanted to squeal so much. Library #3 is truly amazing, and they have quite a few English books (unlike Library #2, they barely have any), so imagine my delight that I could stay with them!
Now it is hoping that other libraries will follow this. I wouldn’t mind a fourth library in my favourite city in the country (also known as the city I was born/raised in + where I spent some time living in after some moving around). Crossing fingers!
Phew, I don’t think I ever wrote so much on this post. 🙂 I guess we shall get started on the whole: what did I get at Library #3? Since I did get some really nice books this time.
The Secrets of Sam & Sam by Susie Day
Meesters van alle Geesten by Sonja Kaiblinger
The Potion Diaires by Amy Alward
The Life of Anne Frank by Menno Metselaar, Ruud van Rol
The Pirate Pig by Cornelia Funke
Stinky Space Race by Tim Collins
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti, Attila Futaki, José Villarrubia
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti, Attila Futaki, Tamas Gaspar
Copper by Kazu Kibuishi
Berta: Voor niets of niemand bang by Moniek Vermeulen, Frank Pollet
The Best Kiss by Julia Jarman, Erica-Jane Waters
Train by Judi Abbot