It's been a long time since your last trip to the library; maybe it's even more of a trip down memory lane. We're adults now and with adulthood, there come inconveniences like bills, work, stress and more! We get it. But we believe that no matter what age you are, a visit to the library is a special one for any person. Here's a few reasons why you should support your local library.
To Touch a Physical Book. Can you remember the last time that you turned a page in a book? I'm not talking about swiping a key on your iPad or Kindle. I'm talking about physically feeling the page on your fingertips and that intoxicating smell of a book that brings us back to the time that we fell in love with reading. YES, that place. And you know that phrase, "Silence is golden?" Sometimes, not until we're grown up do we appreciate just how precious it is to find a place where we can indulge in peace and quiet. I give you, your local library.
Trustworthy Material. Maybe you're writing an essay, maybe you're writing a dissertation, you may even be winning an argument. Whatever it is that you may be doing, using online resources to back up your information can be a faulty route. Sure, there's a seemingly endless amount of information available to us on the internet, but finding data that's trustworthy can be tricky. Ditch the "search bar" and visit your local library. Need help? Your local librarian is just as helpful as a search key, if not better. So, if you want a greater chance of finding material that hasn't been tampered with, hit the books and go to the library.
The Times They are A-changing. Today's libraries are evolving. And unlike movie rental stores like Blockbuster and Hollywood Video, libraries are an ever-growing part of the community that aren't soon-to-be-extinct dinosaurs. A few of the perks at Gardiner Library? Free Wifi, computer access, bestselling books and local authors, community events, CD and DVD rentals, programs for children and adults, access to learning tools like Rosetta Stone, Mohonk Preserve passes, support groups and so much more. The list of just how much Gardiner Library offers our community could be an article in itself. So get out there and start exploring!
Be a part of the History. Ever wondered about the history of good 'ole Gardiner? The local library can help. Libraries tend to collect anything and everything from their town, including news clips, magazine features, books by local authors, maps, and genealogy. In fact, your local library is a big part of that history and has grown with your neighborhood and community as much as you have. Being a part of that growth as a patron means supporting libraries for the enjoyment of future generations to come. And we hope that in your support, you are reminded of your own history with the library and the first time you fell in love with reading.
To learn more about Gardiner Library and how YOU can get involved, visit their website at www.gardinerlibrary.org OR call at 845-255-1255.
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