Thursday, April 17, 2014
National Library Week 2014
Since this is National Library Week I didn't want to let it go by without giving libraries some love. I really discovered my local library in 2007. I went in and looked around and finally picked up Life of Pi. I went home and read it and thought how fascinating it was that I got so much entertainment for free. I have been hooked ever since. My library not only checks out books, but also movies AND video games. I have checked out countless items.
I thought I would share a list of the reasons why I cherish libraries so much!
1. Digital Library - I love that the library is now so digital. I don't even have to leave my house to check out comics, magazines or books. I use Overdrive with my library for books, Comicsplus for comics, and Zino to check out magazines. The magazines my library has goes from Martha Stewart, Oprah and In Style! Your library has to be signed up with these apps in order to use them. If your library is not using ComicsPlus or Zino suggest that they do!
2. Checking out books/comics/video games/ movies. I love that I can check out video games from my library.. and I get to keep them for 7 days!! Movies too. There is not only the 7 day check out but the rapid view check outs that I can watch in no time.
3. Architecture. Ok for some this may seem like an odd reason to love a library.. but seriously some places have their libraries in amazing buildings. The Salt Lake City Library is one of the most fabulous libraries I have ever visited. I love libraries in big cities, even the Denver Public Library has a neat building.
The American Library Association asks us to tweet about how the library has changed our lives using the hashtag #LivesChange and #NLW14. What about you? Do you love your library? Do you not use your library? Maybe since this is National Library Week you should take the time to stop by your local one and show some love. Just look around and see what they have to offer.