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More and more I’m hearing of libraries closing their doors or having to reduce their opening days each week. This makes my heart hurt.
Why are fewer people using libraries? It’s beyond me.
I still use the same library that my Mum took me to as a child, and now I take my own daughter there. We are on first name terms with the librarians as they have known my daughter from about sixteen weeks old. It’s like a home away from home. Every Friday I spend an hour or more perusing, and in my daughters case, reading and colouring in.
I know it is probably easier to download a book to your laptop or kindle than to visit your local library, but in my opinion your missing out.
I could not have put it any better. There is a community associated with libraries; children’s sessions, author talks, book signings to name a few, but at the same time you can find solitude and escape. It’s quite literally a building full of FREE books- simply heaven!
I never grew out of the library magic I experienced as a child. The cool thing is that libraries and books grow with you. I can only hope that my daughter will look back on her childhood years and be thankful that her parents made the library part of her life.