Your local library can be a treasure trove for information you can't find on the Internet, including facts about your health, home and town. And that's only one of 33 reasons why libraries are so important.
What follows is a quick sampling of the best reasons to include your local library in any research you do to learn more about the world around you and your health. You can hit the link below for the complete list:
- The Internet isn't free, but anybody who can walk or drive can visit a library for free.
- Libraries are quickly adapting to cultural change.
- Books aren't the only useful tools you find in a library.
- A library may be the only way you can access news and research articles for free.
With the digital age squarely upon us and researching a topic as easy as visiting Google, I fear you still may be missing out on a MAJOR source of the truth close by:
Your local library
You can certainly find an amazing amount of useful information on the Internet, and Web browsers designed to accommodate multiple search engines make it easier than ever to over-rely on them. Nevertheless, the fact remains, you can't find anything and everything on the Web as a result of copyright laws and the sheer bulk of material that exists.
So if you live in the United States your property taxes pay for this incredible service, and you should take full advantage of it. It has been my experience that most people forget what an amazing resource your local librarian can be.
On Vital Votes, reader Mary from Cabool, Missouri adds: