I love the library. I should also add that I love bookstores; really any place with a large and varied assortment of reading material. Since I was a young child with my very first library card, I have marveled at the wonders and possibilities contained in a library. I love learning, which goes hand in hand with my love for the library since there is so much knowledge to be gained within its walls.
For me, the library is an adventure. Anytime I take an interest in a particular subject, I inevitable end up on an expedition at the library. There are whole worlds contained between the covers of each and every book. In those pages, I can learn how to do new things, discover different times, people, and places, and learn how to make things, or grow a garden. When I was in college, I would sometimes spend hours digging through books in the library searching out all I could on a subject, or wandering through a particular section to see what would pique my interest and end up sitting for hours lost in the stacks marveling at the treasures I found like I was Alice who fell down the rabbit hole into wonderland.
I also worked at a bookstore for three years in college. I am sure you can imagine how dangerous that was to my wallet, which brings me to another thing I love about the library. It’s free for everyone, granting that everything is returned on time. Anyone young or old and regardless of economic circumstances has access to that great bastion of knowledge.
The library is a place for learning, exploration, self-improvement and entertainment for everyone. Can’t afford Netflix? No problem. The library has tons of great and free movies for you to check out. Want to learn how to cook new recipes but aren’t sure you want to invest in a big fancy cookbook? Go to the library. Want to read all the books in the latest bestselling series but aren’t sure you’ve got enough room on your bookshelf or cash in your wallet? Once again, the library is your answer. Whatever it is, the library has something for everyone to use and enjoy.
My love for books and the library started young. It’s something my parents instilled in me by reading to me regularly and by taking frequent trips to the library. I could also plainly see my own parent’s love for learning and things literary all around me in the many shelves of books in our home. A week hardly goes by for me without a visit to my local library. I know that when I walk through the doors that I will always be able to find something to cheer, inspire, educate, or amaze me, and I never stop being thrilled by the anticipation of what treasures I might discover hidden there among the stacks.
-posted by Miss Meresa, who encourages you to go on an adventure at the library.