When I was young , Mom made a point of finding a public library , as close as possible , to where ever we lived . Each week , she'd pick up as many books as her card allowed (16) , and bring home some for each of us .
When I was preparing for my move to my intended retirement , my , "little ," brother phoned our Mother and told her to tell me , I should get rid of my books , before I moved . When she passed on this bit of information , I responded , Mom the new to me house I just bought , has it's own library . I'm not getting rid of any of my books . We both laughed .
After Mom retired , her island home had a free book mobile , and they'd drop off enough books for her to read a novel a day , every week . Paradise island !