It’s massive, it’s unbelievable, there’s so many choices… yep! It’s the library! You have so many books to choose from, you don’t know which ones!
Who actually spends their time in the library searching for the perfect books nowadays? Or would you rather search movies on Netflix to kill time? Well, to quote it from our 3rd President, Thomas Jefferson, “I cannot live without books”, can you? It’s sad to see the newer generations moving from hardcopy to digital, from books to movies, or even worse, from paperbacks to videogames. Many opt for the visuals, for the active entertainment, that libraries have become less filled and neglected. If you haven’t walked in a library for a while, maybe take a moment to do so. Remind yourself of the smell of a stack of old books, appreciate the wonderful writings that are hidden like a gem, and spend hours searching for the right book until you are satisfied!
If you ever need a recommendation, here is one of my favorite books. It is listed in the Young Adults section, but there is no doubt my mother enjoyed the book too. It definitely brings another perspective to life –
& lastly, if you ever were or will become a bookworm, visiting the Library of Congress is a MUST! Be one of the readers or researchers in the room above and indulge yourself in the stories that you’ve come to be part of.
Photography by MP
Library of Congress, Washington D.C., U.S.A.