I must say that I enjoyed going to the local library when I was a child and as a
young adult, and found them occasionally useful afterwards too.A lot
of the books were fiction and much of seemingly little merit, but that was what
"fed the many" and you didn't resent that as long as certain
standards were maintained. Nowadays with the apparently mandatory "Gay and
Lesbian" section and the catering to popular musical and cinematic tastes in
the CD and DVD sections etc I question whether libraries are still a totally
helpful, or at least innocuous, part of government 'services' or
whether they are becoming too politically correct or perhaps too
entertainment-oriented.I have a personal dislike for the larger, more
impersonal, libraries in large, cold, modern buildings.I would hate
to see libraries disappear, though, and not everyone has a computer, so are
there alternatives to public libraries? Private libraries come to mind but you
would have to set money aside for that and many people today have little in the
way of such funds. The mandatory solution of publicly funded libraries
continues to be the best option I suppose, but I have concerns.
Reading is so important, let fly the imagination of children, it is amazing to
see their faces full of emotion when I read a book of adventures. Reading is a
treasure that allows us to see the world through the imagination.
We love our library! It truly is a haven for the whole family!