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Happy National Library Week

One of our home-schooled patrons shares her library love in honor of National Library Week. Her mom gives the thumbs up on the savings she received in one visit to the library instead of purchasing books for her three students.

Keeping up with their reading needs is a full-time job. The books checked out today might last a week before the family will be back for more. Then again, they may be returned before the week is done.

At one point, Mom took out her phone and showed me pictures of the family’s already overflowing book shelves. “We literally have no more room for books in our house.”

This is a common experience for many library patrons across the globe. In addition to little physical space, checkbooks often have little room to satisfy literary appetites. Other bills must come first, or a family may have too many readers to keep up with the demand. Still other households are reluctant to spend $30 or more on a book they might not finish.

For all of those reasons and more, libraries are invaluable. They become increasingly so for individuals who need computers, copiers, and the internet to conduct business. Still others utilize library spaces as safe and welcoming “in-between” places to be.

Regardless of your purpose in the library–to gather, to read, to work, or to play–these community hubs connect you to the greater world.

Just for fun, stop by the library and check out your savings today!

happy reading~ jody

 

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Meinders Community Library is a combined school and public library that serves the residents of Pipestone County in Southwestern Minnesota. It is part of the Plum Creek Library System.