Your Library; Check It Out An exclusive post from the newsletter

It’s been quiet on this blog lately, I know. If it’s any consolation, I’ve been hard at work on a fun new project that’s currently top secret, but it will be rolling out in about a month or so. It’s been very time intensive and, on top of that, I’ve been traveling for both work and personal reasons pretty much non-stop since July. And now it’s September!

Today’s post is about public libraries, and how I’ve recently returned to them regularly for the first time since I was a teenager. It’s been a pretty wonderful experience, like rediscovering a disused room in your house that turns out to be one of your favorite places.

Before the end of last year, I made a small donation to our local public library branch just because I wanted to do a little bit to help make sure it continues to thrive. But one amazing thing about libraries is that the best way to support them doesn’t require you to actually pull out your wallet at all. It doesn’t even require you to get involved with any organizations, volunteer any of your time or even be vocal in your support—though of course all of those are welcome. No, the best way to support libraries is just to use them, to actually put these invaluable resources to work. Library patronage is a powerful signal to governments and politicians of the importance of these institutions. Frequenting a public library is also the best possible way for you to become a convert to how amazing they are. Check it out today.