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Top Ten Things to Love About Your Library April 16, 2008

Posted by bookgoddess in Book Clubs, Books, library programs, readers, Reading, West Palm Beach Public Library.
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Did you know that this is National Library Week?  And that this is the 50th anniversary of its observance?  You can learn more about National Library Week and its sponsor, the American Library Association, by clicking here.

In honor of libraries, I identified ten things to love about your library.  I know the list could be a lot longer, so please let me know what you love about your library.  I look forward to hearing from you!  Here’s my list:

It’s a great deal – You can save vast sums by borrowing rather than buying.

It’s practical – Do you need to paint your house or buy a car?  Be a better informed consumer at the library.

It’s creative – You can learn a new dance step, take up a craft, or start writing your novel using library materials or programs.

It’s mind-expanding – Just walk through the stacks and you realize the possibilities are endless.

It’s user-friendly – You can explore on your own or get help from the staff.

It’s social – Meet up with great people at Friday Night Jazz or at one of our book clubs!

It improves your community – Free access to books, information, and computers helps bridge the information gap.

It’s ecological – Books and media are used by a number of people instead of just one, thus saving resources.

It’s future-oriented – Children who read are more successful in life.

It has something for everyone!

Happy Reading

The Book Goddess

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1. alifelesssimple - April 16, 2008

I love libraries, books that have been read over and over again always feel so much more friendly than books that have never been opened.

Do you know if it is Library week in the UK as well?

2. bookgoddess - April 16, 2008

Thanks for your comment!

I checked the website of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, which I believe more or less corresponds to our American Library Association, and didn’t find anything about a National Library Week…

3. alifelesssimple - April 17, 2008

Oh, well. I know it is the National Year of Reading this year here, as well as the potato, and I’ve already signed up to one of it’s challenges.


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