Why public libraries are great

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My local library was pretty much my second home growing up. I might have well worked there. A local library is always somewhere to find shelter. If I was bunking off school as a teenager, I would be in the library reading a book cover to cover. That’s how cool I was. Really.

 
You can go and pick up a book and borrow it for a certain length of time. You know there’s always someone in our lives telling us we have too many books? Well, with library books we can always say but these books are only temporary. Of course, you don’t tell them you will probably like some of these books and have to buy your own copy.

 
I can guarantee you will find a book that you didn’t expect to, and you can also find books you’ve probably heard hype about but aren’t sure you want to invest your money in yet.

 
There are also eBook libraries too, which has just added more books to my tbr pile to my honest and I must stop borrowing books from there. Someone confiscate my library card (not really)

 
You’ll find too not only books, but magazines, audiobooks and CDs. If you’re trying to save money, the library is the place to go.
I have learnt so much from the non-fiction books I have found in the library. Stars and celebrities and algebra and mental health and movies. If I wanted knowledge I went to my local library. It’s a good place to find out about local history too.
More so when I was a teenager, you can get away from technology in the library. You can feel the pleasure of taking a book off of a shelf, settling down into a chair, and reading for a couple of hours. Of course, these days libraries have computers and self-service machine for checking your books out and WI-FI, so the places are noisier. Someone ripped up those be quiet signs aeons ago unfortunately.

 
Libraries help and serve their communities too.
They have groups for mums and toddlers, as well as for people who want to learn to be more computer literate. In the summer they have the reading challenge for children of all ages to participate in.

The library welcomes all. If you need somewhere to go, the library is that place. It hasn’t priced people out either yet (it will eventually. Council cuts are killing the places) Hooray.


 

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