Today’s blog post is slightly different from normal, this blog post is about libraries.

I have been going to the library for as long as I can remember. Going to the library is what got me into books and reading. I used to do this reading challenge in the summer, where you had a poster, and every time you read 2 books, you got the first set of stickers, this carried on until you had read 6 books. I used to look forward to doing this every year, because if you completed it you got a sticker, certificate and some freebies. As I was saying, I don’t think that I would be a book blogger if mum had never taken me to the library.

I know I always include the price of the book but I do use the library a lot. As a book blogger, a library is a very important thing. We have a local library and the council recently majorly reduced the opening hours, which is a huge problem considering I have school and then on the weekend I am busy. This means I don’t have much opportunity to get to the library because often when I get home from school it is closed. If it was open more I would definitely go more.

Libraries are for everyone. Especially people who can’t afford to buy books. Lots of people say we don’t need libraries anymore because of all the technology. Well, that’s not true because what if you can’t afford the technology or don’t have access to it. There is also no risk with buying a book you don’t like. If you pick out a book from the library and hate it, you can just go back and swap it for another one, and it didn’t cost you anything. If your book is overdue and you are an adult then you have to pay a small fine, but that isn’t even the price of a book in a shop.

If you don’t use the library, the council will shut them down and we don’t want that. So if you find that you are bored and it’s raining outside during the holidays, go down to your local library and have a look, it doesn’t take a lot of effort and you may be surprised. Basically, USE IT OR LOSE IT!!

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