It’s seems that every day, I find new ways to end the sentence “I love the library because…” If I had the time, I would try to write a sonnet, or something, but for now I guess a list will have to do.
I love the library because…
-…anyone is welcome. If you can follow the rules and be considerate, you can use the library.
-…everyone is on the same playing field. At my library, anyone can get a card for free, regardless of where they live. There is no charge for materials (as long as you get them back on time).
-…it’s a place to learn. Libraries now are offering classes and workshops to patrons. Some of the more unusual ones I’ve heard lately are butchering, blacksmithing, and pole dancing!
-…it’s a place to meet new people or connect with friends. I asked our teen patrons what they liked most about the library and they responded “it’s a cool place to hang out.” Libraries serve as community meeting places for a myriad of purposes-from study sessions to making Valentines.
-it can grow and change to fit the community’s needs. Who knows what the community will need from the library in 5, 10, or 20 years?? But I’m sure libraries (in a different form, perhaps) will still be a hub of activity, promoting life-long learning, and bringing people together.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Ok, now it’s your turn. How do you end the sentence “I love the library because…”