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Loving Your Local Library

Updated on October 25, 2014

Your Local Library

I love to walk into a library where there are shelves and shelves of books.

All of these books filled with so many great stories of passion and adventure sitting alongside the greatest authors of all time, waiting to be picked up read, cherished and shared by all.

So many books you would not attempt to read so many in one life time.

A soft quiet place to escape the busy world and enter another with books to explore and expand the mind. A room with a wealth of knowledge at you fingertips.

Why go out and buy when there is an exchange of knowledge and written pleasure waiting for you at you local library.

Having a relaxing read in the library.
Having a relaxing read in the library.

Supporting Your Local Library.

Most local libraries are funded here in Australia by the Local and State government and by donations to maintain lending libraries.More Government funding is needed in this area in this country to maintain,expand and update facilities.

By joining your local library or two you will be supporting and helping to finance the libraries in your community which will be a benefit to you and your family who use it, providing and promoting many community based activities

As well as a great range of adult books there is usually a wonderful section in your library set up for children.There they can select their own age appropriate books and take out a large variety of toys that they can read and play with over a couple of weeks at a time,then to be returned to select more.

By using this system they will learn at a young age how to share books and toys and how the library system works so later in life hopefully they will appreciate the importance and pleasure a library can give you.

Local libraries teach us to appreciate books and to look after and care for items that are not our own, sharing with other people, promoting a community atmosphere that is important in this quite isolating materialistic world.

Will Libraries Live On?

Hopefully we will still be seeing books on the shelves in libraries in the future to come or will we?

These days to access knowledge all we have to do is turn to our computers and their it all is on the Internet.We tend not to research in libraries as much as we use to and later on down the track information will be easier and more reliable to come by online.

Books come in CD form these days and can be read aloud electronically and can also be read via the Internet.

Everything it seems will be electronically processed and stored, and will only be accessed via computers.

So where does this leave the book with its paper bound pages to turn?

Not really a pleasant thought not to be able to hold a book in ones hands and unwind for the day with the written words unraveling before you, in peace.

Some Libraries Are Under Threat of Closure

The State Library of Victoria. Melbourne.
The State Library of Victoria. Melbourne.

Your Local Library!

Do you use your local library?

Childrens Libraries Are Oh So Important

Childrens Library
Childrens Library

© 2010 Julia M S Pearce

Thanks For Stopping By! I wonder if you use your local library too!

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    • annieangel1 profile image

      Ann 

      5 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      I use my local library all the time - I confess I would be lost without it - here in the UK with government spending cuts we face the closure of an awful lot of libraries.

    • JoyfulPamela2 profile image

      JoyfulPamela2 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I am an avid book reader of all sorts, so the library is one of my favorite places to be! There is just something extremely exciting about rows and rows of knowledge and adventure waiting to be opened!! =D

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      dannystaple 

      7 years ago

      I think libraries will survive, but I also see them evolving. Our local library has now a number of computer terminals for those without internet at home, they host local meeting groups with classroom/seminar rooms. They also have a DVD lending library, and a study zone. I really only wish they had a larger stock of books. They've many childrens books, but far too few technical books and sci-fi books.

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      Science-Fiction-Fan 

      7 years ago

      Yes! Libraries will survive!

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      Susanna Duffy 

      7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I'm so lucky to be a member of Carringbush Library. I buy a lot of books too but, as my income dwindles, my bookshelves do too

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