I’m a little biased here as I work in one but I firmly believe that if we want to keep our libraries we need to use them. We know lots of people love the idea of libraries but the reality is that footfall is decreasing and with budget cuts libraries will struggle to survive. If you want to save your library for the future then please do pay them a visit.
With that in mind here’s a list in no particular order of 10 great things that libraries provide
Children’s Rhyme and Story time sessions
Social inclusion through clubs such as Knit and Natter groups
Children’s craft events
Audiobooks and e-books
Oh, and did I mention the free books?!
Libraries are no longer serious, dusty places where you have to be quiet, instead they are vibrant and welcoming. You don’t have to be a great reader to use them, you will find no judgement in a library. Pick any genre, any type of book and there will be someone who can point out a load of others you might enjoy. Don’t love reading yourself but your kids do? Brilliant don’t be afraid to pop in and browse with them.
Libraries welcome everyone and everyone is welcome. So please don’t let your library die. Give it some love and we might just be able to save them for our children and grandchildren to use.