Enjoying the Library in My Town
Living in a town by the bay is fun! There are so many places to see and many things to do. Of course, this is applicable to MOST small towns in America. When you participate in your neighborhood, boredom becomes an alien word, specially when you love going to the library.
I love walking to the library. I get the exercise I need. The anticipation of getting to the library makes my walk a cheery one.
By the time I get there, I am in high spirits. I felt like hugging the signage and the flagpole. I look up, and thank God for blessing us a local library. Really, not all towns have their own library.
Reading is the main activity and purpose of a library. With the growing diversity of the American people, libraries nowadays incorporate a variety of activities and programs. My local library sometimes has movie nights. There are book sales and even bake sales. It also showcases special works by artists and authors. Most libraries also have free tutorials for those who like to learn English fluency and also become computer literate. There are also blood drives to support the Red Cross.
Abound inside the library obviously, are shelves and shelves of books. Books in many forms – hardbound, softbound, paperbacks, audios, Braille. There are also racks of DVDs for movies and CDs for music. There is a conference/meeting room, computer section and free WIFI service. Some libraries even provide walkers and wheelchairs, magnifying glasses and listening devices. Some have musical instruments like piano and guitar which can be played in an enclosed room.
Rain or shine, except in extreme conditions and during holidays, most libraries are open every day. Some are even open on Sundays. What endears me to the library is the values. There is TRUST, RESPONSIBILITY & ACCOUNTABILITY. The drop boxes outside show that the American people love convenience and also can be relied to return borrowed materials on time.
Yes, talking about convenience, there is an online library. And, when the book you are looking for is not available at your local library, talk to the librarian(s) and request for a copy of the unavailable book from another branch and you can avail of it in the next day or two. Or, you can even go online to do this. Check out my library -- http://theoceancountylibrary.org/Default.htm so many fun things are happening there!
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