I think I can speak for the majority of us when I say I don’t go to the library, period.
I love to read, but I never find myself eager to want to stop by and see what the Library has. After doing some searching around on the web about what the Library could do for us, whether it’s for stimulating the brain or using the resources for coursework, I found reasons on why your local Library should be like your local book shop – a great place to get lost for a few hours.
First and most importantly, chat it up with the librarian — she clearly knows more than yourself, especially if you are not a frequent visitor. Also, become familiar with locations of books such as fiction, non-fiction, or biography’s. That way you won’t waste your time walking around in circles and end up with nothing but a headache.
Another cool attribute in today’s technology is that we now have the ability to read a book on our smart phones, computers, Kindles ©, and all types of electronics, which I feel is pretty awesome — although I do love the smell of an old library book!
Ask your librarian, or google books that may interest you, and check to see if they can be downloaded onto whatever device you choose.
Lastly, an important detail is that you can check what kind of books your library holds by checking out P.I.T.’s website at my.pit.edu and going into Academic Resources, which I feel every school’s website must have. You can use P.I.T.’s Online Library to access Research and Subject Guides created for your use by P.I.T.`s Librarians, and find articles, reference sources, e-books, and other digital resources. Just search different topics you may want to learn more about.
So, next time you want to blow the library off for an afternoon of your favorite cartoon re-run, stop on over and explore everything this romance, educational, murder mystery, and “how to” book filled extravaganzas has to offer for your personal and learning interest!