Some people say that you have to own a book, but that’s only half of the truth. There are some books that touch me and I love to have them around for some inspiration. But honestly – there are dozens of other novels in my shelves that I may never read again. I don’t have to own them. It’s expensive, I don’t have the space for them and it’s not good for the environment. It’s a waste.
I already switched to e-reading to solve my space-problems, but that’s expensive too. (Yes, I BUY these e-books! ^) But libraries are great! In bigger cities you can get nearly every book you can imagine, read it and give it back for other people to use. Nice system, isn’t it? And think of this: the more people use a library, the cheaper it is. This in turn opens the world of books and education to more people who otherwise couldn’t afford it.
So… supporting a library is good for
- my purse
- my home (no more messy bookshelves!)
- the environment (wood!)
- education of others
When I’m done with my diploma thesis I’m going to start this. I will read aaaall of the books I didn’t have time for during my diploma phase. Yep, I’ve made a list. It’s huge. ^6 months ago