Hey Inquisitive writers! So today I will be writing a controversial post with Isabella Hume so be sure to check out her post as well!
Well, do we need libraries? Of course we do! And there are many reasons that we should keep our libraries.
**My local library is also shutting down, so I wanted to do this topic to kind of vindicate it shutting down**
1. The books are free
Bought books can range from about $10-$20, which is kind of expensive if you want to read tons of books over the summer (like me) or for school/college. This means that anyone can take out any book that they choose to. It kind of levels the playing field. Also, many libraries have free internet access. So if you don’t have access to the internet, the library is the place to go.
2. It’s easy access
What I mean by this is that you can just conveniently drive or walk right over to your local library. I don’t know about you, but I do not have a Barnes & Noble bookstore near me, and I bet most people don’t either.
3. Reading programs
My mom told me that when I was a kid that she’d take me to many, many reading events in english and spanish. It would include story-times, read-a-longs, and more. There would also be author visits, and we would write our own stories. This motivated me to read and write more, and it became a passion of mine, which is showcased on my blog sometimes. The whole point is that parents can take their children to reading groups which prompts them to enhance and grow their passion for reading and writing.
4. The library is for everyone
No matter what race, color, age, gender you are, there is probably a book for you in the library. We are all equal there.
So that’s my take on why we should keep libraries. Don’t forget to check out Isabella’s post as she gives a more academic side as to why we should save libraries.
Do you think we still need libraries or not? Do you like reading? When was the last time you read a book from the library?