Did you know that February is Library Lovers Month? This girl is definitely a lover of all things library! I love everything about them, from the smell of old paper to the wealth of knowledge literally right there at my fingertips.
I spend a lot of time in Hayden Library on the Arizona State University campus and love it for different reasons. I love being in the presence of not only great books, but of other hard working students. In this amazing building of knowledge I am surrounded by other people pursuing the same goal as me, and the unspoken camaraderie is uplifting. It’s a bonus that I am seconds away from an amazing research librarian who can put me in contact with anything I need!
My local library is the Chandler Public Library and I love it for its ease and accessibility. It is a beautiful open building with plenty of tables for working and comfy chairs for lounging. They always have everything from the latest bestseller to the time-honored classic on hand. There’s something very exciting about being in a community space where everyone from a young child with a picture book to an elderly patron with the latest thriller can come together.
As an extension of the physical libraries I love so much, I am also completely enamored with the Greater Phoenix Digital Library, where I can go 24-hours a day and find something to download onto my e-reader. No business hours, no lines, and best of all, no late return fees! They have everything from books and magazines to music and newspapers.
These days libraries are a wealth of information and many offer community classes and books clubs. You can even download free music from Freegal with a library card! With so much going on and so much to offer, what’s not to love about the library?
Do you have a favorite library? What do you love about the library?