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10 Reasons Why Libraries are Important

Libraries are often seen as a thing of the past. However, they are more important than ever before!

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Libraries are often seen as a thing of the past.  However, they are more important than ever before!  This is because libraries are one of the community’s most important resources.  This article will discuss ten reasons why libraries are so important. 

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10 Reasons Why Libraries are Important

– Libraries are free, and they offer a variety of resources that are accessible to everyone.

These resources include books, magazines, newspapers, computers with internet access, and more.  Libraries are also one of the only places to go online without paying anything.

– Libraries provide a sense of community.

They’re a place where people can meet friends, study for exams, or relax.  In today’s society, it’s more important than ever to have places where people can come together and connect.

– Libraries are important for education.

Most public libraries offer free classes on everything from computer skills to cooking.  They also have extensive collections of books, movies, and music that you can borrow for free.

– Libraries help promote literacy.

According to the National Institute of Literacy, 32 million adults in the United States cannot read well enough to do everyday tasks like reading medication labels or filling out job applications.  Libraries offer resources like tutoring programs and early childhood literacy activities that help promote literacy and encourage people to read for pleasure.

– Libraries are a safe place for kids.

According to the American Library Association, public libraries are one of the few places where kids can go without an adult.  In addition, they offer activities and programs specifically designed for children, and most libraries have a zero-tolerance policy for bullying and harassment.

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– Libraries help preserve our history.

Libraries are home to some of the world’s oldest manuscripts and documents.  They also have extensive collections of photographs, maps, and other historical artifacts that would be otherwise unavailable to the public.

– Libraries provide access to technology.

In addition to computers, most libraries now have e-readers, tablets, and other devices you can borrow or use in the library.  They also offer free Wi-Fi and internet access.

– Libraries are a great place to find jobs and career advice.

Most libraries have databases of job listings and resources like resume writing classes and interview tips.

– Libraries help support the local economy.

Libraries often partner with businesses and organizations to offer discounts, free events, and programs for the public.

– Libraries provide a place to learn new things.

Libraries offer more than just books and movies; they also have classes, workshops, and other activities you can participate in for free.

IN CLOSING:

If you’re looking for a way to give back to your community, consider supporting your local library.  You can donate books, volunteer your time, or become a member!

Do you volunteer or donate to libraries?  Are you a member of your local library?  Let’s talk about it in the comments below.

10 Reasons Why Libraries are Important

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  1. Hannah P. says:

    YES! I LOVE THIS. As someone who works in a public library, I appreciate the conversation that this article generates.

    • BiblioLifestyle says:

      I’m so happy to hear that Hannah, especially from a public library worker! Hopefully, it will remind people why libraries are important, help others see libraries in a new light, and start meaningful conversations!

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