August 13, 2008
I love my library. And not just because My Mister works there.
Here’re the Small deets on the Borrower’s Paradise:
- A handful of materials circulate to thousands of users = Zero overconsumption.
- Said materials don’t clutter up said users’ homes, thanks to fine-enforced due dates = Zero excess.
- Libraries provide access to computers, meeting spaces, readings, performances and more to all types of people, even those with limited mobility — truly, you name it, they’ve got it (or, they at least know how to find it; they’re librarians, for heaven’s sake) = Infinite community connections
Plus, librarians are wicked awesome, in a smartypants social worker way. And they can recommend books and movies and music just for you, because, well, that’s their job. And they’re really good at it, too.
Do you use your public library? How do you use it? Books? Music and movies? Community events? The Internet?
Photo: Seattle Public Library’s spacey downtown branch.