Do you take advantage of everything that your local library has to offer? I bet you don’t.
Here’s ten reasons why you should visit your library more often….
- Free internet access although you may need to book in your time in advance.
- Free Word processing facilities – ours has Microsoft Word, Spreadsheet, Excel and Powerpoint that I know of. The only thing you pay for is to print of any of your work.
- They often have an excellent reference library with lots of local historical data including things like births and deaths, ordinance survey maps, council meeting minutes and lots more.
- They will have stacks of info about local clubs and facilities.
- Lots of libraries hold drop in clinics with local MPs and Police Officers.
- You can often hire the meeting rooms in your library for free if it’s a local community group or for minimal charges if it’s for another reason.
- You can hire DVDs and CDs to use at home.
- They’re great for spending time with the kids just sat down letting them bring you any books that they like the look of. This really encourages a love of reading from a young age.
- Most libraries have regular drop in craft sessions for youngsters.
- Finally, the most obvious one – Books. They have an ever changing wide range of books that you can loan for free.