As much as I love to read (and I DO love to read!), I spend very little time at the library. I know, I’m hanging my head in shame right now. I don’t even know why—there’s one not far from my house, and I’m (usually) good at returning my books on time. I just don’t stop in…much.
That’s going to change this weekend. I’m still on track with my 2016 New Years Resolutions, but buying new books all the time can be…expensive. My mom suggested I visit the library. It’s a great idea, and here’s why:
- Research. Contrary to what you might think, not everything can be found on the internet, and sometimes what you DO find isn’t factually true. Nothing beats old books for authenticity!
- Librarians know their stuff. I don’t often get stuck for what to read, but occasionally, I’ll ask a librarian for a recommendation. I’ve yet to be steered wrong! (One librarian actually got me onto the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, which is awesome!
- FREE books. Well, aside from the (small) cost of your annual membership (if your community has fees…)
- More than books! There aren’t many places left to rent movies these days—but you can even find new releases at the library. Same with magazines and newspapers.
- Events! Check your local library for book clubs, workshops, author readings and more.
There’s a sixth reason too (tee hee)—most of the Superman Duffy comics are at the library! And if they’re not, you can request to bring them in. Cool, right?!
Tomorrow, I plan on visiting the library and checking out a few novels—maybe the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid if it’s not out on loan. You should too, especially since it’s NATIONAL LIBRARIES DAY.
Gotta jet! See you next week!