Importance of a Library

Penlighten Staff Sep 29, 2018
Why is a library such an important place for many people? Here is our explanation on the importance of a library.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. ~ Dr. Seuss
We all wish we had our very own libraries at home. They're a great way to keep your favorite reads organized in one place, without them lying around the apartment in messy heaps. Technology has taken over our lives and everything seems to be attainable digitally.
The sad part about online books is that the realness of holding one in your hands is lost. It may be convenient to constant travelers, but there's nothing like a book that you can leaf through. We'll now discuss the importance of a library.

Libraries Vs. Technology

It's a relief how libraries are still going strong among those who love good old books. Love for reading doesn't die so easily, even if you are a follower of technology. Let's look at why libraries are important to us in this day and age.

Authenticity

Unlike Internet, real-life books are more reliable. Anyone can write about any topic without the information being legit. Rarely will you find a list of references at the end of the article section on the web.
Professionals who write their expert advice online, or those who have a huge bank of knowledge to dispel, do so under a license that permits them to distribute their information under copyright thus showing readers that what they are browsing through is genuine information.
Books about a subject are scrutinised before publishing to ensure that the facts in non-fiction reads are true and concise. Reference pages at the end of books are mentioned in works that require such section.

Shelf Life

Unlike gadgets, books can last for years, if stored with care. They can be collected as prized reads that you'd like to have in its physical form, as well as be passed on to others who'd like to read it as well.
It's great when you have something like a book to hold on to and read, where an online book lacks that human-book companionship, which is distant and temporary.

Love for reading begins with books, and ends with it.

Borrowing and Returning

Besides being a valued source when getting work done by going through reliable authors, these books can be borrowed and returned as and when the readers like.
Though eBooks are free, it loses many points compared to the real deal. Libraries are a great place that houses centuries of old reads, that have a small nominal fee. It encourages kids to read and return to the library excited for the next book.

Reading Early in Life

Kids won't hold up an iPad under the sheets late at night when a book is too good to uh, switch off. Real books ensure that kids can read without being spoiled into buying distractful electronics.
Kids love picture looks and the pop-up images in it, which is great for authors who still design books that engage kids. These picture reads are important to witness in reality for young minds, since it feeds off what the body can touch and feel, rather than just see.
Libraries are a great place to be amidst text that dates back to a time when technology was non-existent and inconceivable. Today libraries are fully functional, with many people flocking to them. It is important to start off at least with reading the real thing, before venturing off into what other mediums can offer.
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