February is a month associated with love and romance…and, it’s also Library Lovers’ Month, a month-long celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. So, why love your library? Libraries are a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life; they offer security and peace and quiet. They are a place where you can be surrounded by like-minded people with the desire to acquire knowledge.
It’s important to understand that not everything is available on the Internet. Libraries offer services that aren’t available on the Internet, including free, personal assistance finding obscure information and borrowing a book that may not be available within the local libraries.
There’s more to a library than just the books, too! There are meetings that gather there and a host of free programs for kids, teens, and adults. There are magazines, newspapers, public computers, online resources, and downloadable books, movies, and music!
Love your library for what it is: a community meeting place or treasure trove of ideas. There is so much to be found there, including new books to read, guidance on research and family history, and interesting conversations with other people who like to frequent libraries.
Stop by any branch or bookmobile to find a book you’ll love to read or hear, to learn something new that will expand your knowledge of who you are, of where you live, or what you do. With six library branches and two bookmobiles, there’s sure to be a library location near you!
Library System Director, Debra Rhodes Gibson