Libraries - More Than Just Books!
Many people in the United States place a high value on reading. Libraries have a large amount of reading materials. Libraries are free. Checking out books or having a library card doesn’t cost anything.
If you need help finding anything at the library, ask one of the librarians. The librarians work at the library and help people find what they need. They can help you get a library card. They can help you find books and movies. Librarians are trained professionals and can help you find resources for research or projects. They can also help get you a book from another library!
Libraries have more than just books. Libraries have magazines, newspapers, maps, audiotapes, DVDs, music CDs, and computers. Libraries may also have newspapers and books in different languages.
Libraries often organize community activities. These activities may include special presentations by speakers, discussion groups, and book clubs. You might attend a music or film event or take classes to learn how to use a computer or the internet.
Many libraries have a children’s department or room. Libraries often have story hours for children ages two through five. During story hour, children listen to books read to them out loud. You may also find local libraries that organize playgroups and craft activities. Many libraries offer science, art, and technology programs for children. These options can be helpful to parents during summer months.
Finally, libraries give you access to computers and printers. Use is free with a library card. Libraries also provide high-speed internet. You generally don’t have to have a library card to use the Wi-Fi with your own phone, laptop, or tablet. You may even be able to check out laptops for home use.
Our libraries are supported by tax dollars. That means we pay for our local libraries through our taxes. We may as well use their amazing services and resources as much as we can!