|By Raysonho [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons|
I tweeted that line from the title the other day. Then, upon further consideration, I asked myself: am I truly addicted to the library?
I wondered then, what would be signs of a true library lending addiction. This is what I came up with:
Signs You Are Possibly Addicted to Library Lending
- You know the book lending limits--and frequently exceed them.
- You find yourself sitting in the library parking lot, finishing a book so you can return it and check out more.
- Not only do you know the library staff, but they set books aside for you.
- Your friends and family ask you directly about library hours and book borrowing policies because it's easier than calling the library.
- You wore out your library card before it expired.
- Library patrons mistake you for an employee because you assist in locating books and provide recommendations.
- You're on a first-name basis with security/custodians/maintenance.
- When in a bookstore, you give your library card to the cashier instead of money or your credit card. ("What, you have to pay for these?")
- When someone mentions they never use the library, it hurts a little.
Did I miss anything? What signs or habits have you noticed that hint at an addiction to books, reading, or libraries in general?