Ode to Libraries

I currently have ten books out from the library.  I have read, oh, two and a half and they are due on Thursday, alas.  But that’s not the point.

Is there anything better than libraries?  I think not. 

I read a ridiculous amount, usually 50+ books a year, though it depends on a number of factors.  Mostly fantasy, mysteries, science fiction, the odd romance, classic, nonfiction, etc, but my point is that I read much more than I could ever hope to buy in a year.  Plus I’m not spending money on books that I may not like or ever want to read again.  I can experiment with genres I’m unfamiliar with and check out recommendations from friends or books I need for book clubs.  IT IS BRILLIANT.

Besides, even in this era of Google, sometimes it’s easier and/or faster to do research at the library, and they offer a quiet place to work and free internet on which to do said work.

Libraries, what can’t they do?  Highly landsquid recommended.

And onto the actual ode:

I like libraries
They are sublime
As long as you
Return books on time

EDIT: If you’d like to help keep libraries open and available, please visit Save the Libraries.

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