Local Libraries: More Than Just Books

Inspired by/adapted from a presentation I gave in my freshman year of college.

When was the last time you visited your local library? Think about it. Now narrow it down to the last time you were at a library because you wanted to be there – not because you had to do research for a school project or fulfill some other kind of obligation.

I know there are many in my audience who are avid readers, so perhaps this question is a little pointless. For us, a trip to the library is no less common than a trip to the grocery store. We thrive in those stacks of books. However, there are many others who aren’t big readers – which is totally okay! – and don’t frequent libraries as much as we do.

Although I still believe local libraries are wonderful places to gain knowledge (there’s only so much the internet can do), they offer more than that. They offer useful services for patrons, but more than anything else, they bring people together. After researching my local library and other libraries around the country, I can say with certainty that they offer much more than books.

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Best of August

Another month, another Best Of! I hope all of you awesome readers had a great August and enjoyed these last few weeks of summer. I’ve been pretty busy myself, but I still had time for some cool stuff, which I’ll talk about later. For now, let’s get right into it!

Blogging

In case you missed it, here’s what I blogged about this month!

Top 5 Heroines (August 12)
Beautiful People #20 (August 16)
Top 5 Heroes (August 19)
August in Pictures (August 26)

I also wrote  a guest post for Between Reality titled Character Clichés I Could Live Without, so be sure to take a look at that as well!

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