I’ve had my library card since I was in third grade. It still has my childish signature on the back and over time, it has become one of the best things I own. I can literally spend hours in the library. If you love to read, the public library (and your library card) should be your best friend. Here’s why:
1. It’s free. Most libraries have e-mail systems that remind you when your books are due so you can avoid fines.
2. Access to huge, expensive reference books that you wouldn’t want to buy or keep in your house.
3. Quiet atmosphere.
4. Most libraries have wireless Internet access and computer services.
5. Rare books. Newspaper and magazine archives. Good information about local history.
6. Book clubs.
7. The Bookmobile!
What do you love about the library?