book basket in a small town?

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allgrace
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book basket in a small town?

Unread post by allgrace » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:42 am

We have been enjoying the book basket and using our library. But now we are moving to a much smaller town. There is a county library and city, but I am wondering if it will be hard to find books. I have never lived in a small town so maybe I am just making a wrong assumption. Can anyone share their experiences? There is about 18,000 people in the town just to give you an idea, which I know is probably not small to some. I have only lived in major cities though!
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Re: book basket in a small town?

Unread post by manyblessings » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:53 pm

I don't live in a small town, but is it possible the town has inter-library loan? Meaning, could your local library request books from libraries in nearby towns or the nearest major city, then you would pick them up at your local library?
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Re: book basket in a small town?

Unread post by Fly2Peace » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:55 pm

I think it just depends on your library. Ours is a small town. Under 7000, but we have a GREAT children's library. Better than many in cities. AND, keep in mind, while book basket is great, and adds to the curriculum, you COULD do it without it at all. Many missionary families do! Also, our children's librarian is so good at offering other options, or authors. I have never felt that I was shorted in our small town library. :)
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Re: book basket in a small town?

Unread post by allgrace » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:01 pm

interlibrary loan is probably and option. Yes, good to know that it could have an excellent library like your town flying2peace and I know we could do it without the library, very true. I am just so used to getting books every week or so.
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Re: book basket in a small town?

Unread post by TriciaMR » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:29 pm

You don't have to find the *exact* books in the list. You can search by subject and topic and see if you can find others, if they don't have them.
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Re: book basket in a small town?

Unread post by arosemalone » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:21 pm

I live in a town of about 8,000 people. Compared to several of the towns around here, this is "the city." In this predominantly rural area, I can usually find at least a few books that are on the book basket list, or substitute other books on the topic we are studying. Sometimes I buy recommended books online to build our home library. Interlibrary loans are an option, but shipping is a cost, so I would rather buy the book than pay for postage to borrow it two or three times (if we like the book and want to read it again.)

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Re: book basket in a small town?

Unread post by akoldenhoven » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:20 am

Not sure if your library has the option, but many have online versions of the books to be checked out as well. In some areas, you can also visit one of the bigger city libraries and become a member. If so, they may well have the online books options (not the same as having the book, but in many cases better than nothing) that you could access from home once you have your membership.
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Re: book basket in a small town?

Unread post by allgrace » Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:18 am

Thanks. The library seems to be bigger than I thought and they have interlibrary loan and ebooks. :)
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