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Library’s Impact in Life
By Alysia Mongkau (9th Grade)
Libraries can change people’s lives whether they realize it or not, in different ways. Some lives might change in similar ways, while others might be a whole lot different. Let’s take my life for example. Then that way, we can also see how library changes my life. Without any doubt, it also changes other people’s lives too.
Before I came to America, I never knew that the library, a quiet and peaceful place to hide, can be really helpful and also useful in my life, now that I am in high school. Before I came to the United States, there was no such thing as a public library. Not all schools have their own library, only the really expensive school, and it is also limited. Not all books are in it, usually just the children’s books. I used to hate library so much, because in my old school, the library was the room where detention was held. When I came here, I was really surprised at how you can check out as many books as you want, stay as long as you want—or at least until the library closed, and it is so peaceful that you actually get your work done.
There are also a lot of benefits from the library and it also changes our life without us always knowing it. Library saves our money. Instead of buying new books to read, or going to theater to watch, we can just check it out from the libraries without paying. I love the library because of the DVDs too.
From such a peaceful place, it helps us to concentrate, and without us realizing, it is getting us closer to our goal to make us more successful. We can also use the advantages due to the fact that we can use the free internet, free computer use, and it helps a lot in our studies, especially for the last minute people. Libraries also help new comers from all different countries, helping their English language, and it also help people gain new knowledge, to improve our life. The libraries also help us to keep in touch with other people around the world.
The thing with libraries is, we need to appreciate them because they may not exist for long. Since technology is growing and getting better, some people think that eventually all libraries will be online, that the online libraries are going to replace the old lovely libraries, and life is going to actually change because of that.
The library keeps my imagination and it helps me through school, and life. It gives me ideas on how to learn at school, how to cook, how to be more organized, and it makes us more creative. It moves the knowledge from the book to our brain. If we buy books from the store, we have this mindset of how we can just read it whenever we feel like it. But when we check out a book from the library, we have to return it and it helps our brain work harder, and our brain gains more knowledge.
Thanks to the library, now people can check out books as much as they wish, read as much as they want, learn as much as they can, and gain knowledge as much as their brains can hold.