When I was a young girl, I absolutely loved visiting my local library. We didn’t visit very often, but whenever I went, I was smitten by the smell of books. Our city library was pretty small, but later as a new college student, I was able to use Xavier University’s library to do research because they opened it up to the public. It was one of the biggest libraries I’d ever seen. It wasn’t exclusive to Xavier students and I was thrilled about that. It was a magnificent library with three floors and wall-to-wall books. I could sit for hours reading through catalogs, looking for books, researching, and observing others do the same thing. It quickly became my favorite place to relax. Today, I make sure my kids are familiar with libraries. Here’s why:
Visiting your local library is a great way to explore new books and resources, learn something new, and even save money. Libraries offer free access to a wide range of materials, from books and magazines to DVDs and CDs. They also provide access to digital resources, such as downloadable books and audiobooks, as well as access to online databases and research tools. Libraries also offer a variety of programs and activities, from storytimes for kids to book clubs for adults.
Visiting your local library is a great way to save money. You don’t have to buy a book every time you want to read something new. Instead, you can borrow books and other materials from the library. Many libraries also offer discounted museum passes and other discounts to their members.
Libraries are also great places to meet new people and make friends. Many libraries host special events, such as book clubs, movie nights, and craft classes. You can also join a book club or meetup group that meets at the library.
Finally, libraries are a great way to get involved in the community. Most libraries offer volunteer opportunities and programs that benefit the community. You can also join a library advisory board or become a library ambassador.
Visiting your local library is a great way to explore new resources, save money, meet new people, and get involved in the community. So, if you’re looking for a fun and free activity, why not check out your local library?
Kennisha Griffin is an author of eight inspirational books that are fiction and non-fiction and has served the writing community for 15 years. She is the owner of Create and Blossom Studios, a book writing, production, and publicity firm that helps authors establish their new careers and share messages of hope. Kennisha and her family of eight reside in Central Texas.