I absolutely adore libraries and always have. We went to our local library every week as children, and I always cherished the chance to choose a new pile of books that I would devour well before the next weeks trip.
We have a lovely library here, and we try to go as often as we can, although I have to admit to not going every week. The girls love it, and so do I. All those stacks of books, and the hushed tones. It takes me right back to my childhood.
Libraries are the perfect sustainable reading option as well. What could be better, all those books read over and over again by a host of different people. I only wish that our library was a little closer so that we could walk, or cycle there too. One day perhaps.
I have heard that due to the economic down turn, libraries have seen a big increase in patronage which is great. Not so great are the recent cut backs in hours that our libraries here in Phoenix are dealing with due to our budget crisis. I am sure there are many people that will be affected, quite apart from the staff who have had to take a cut in their hours.
So, if you haven't been for a while, now would be the perfect time to pay a visit to your local library. Just so that they know how much they are valued by us all.
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