You'd been doing a great injustice if you don't expose your child/children to the library. Reading a book to them would be one of the most memorable times in their lives.
My daughter is a librarian so I know how tough it has been with budgert cuts. I've had a library card since childhood.
lets keep our library living.
A book feels right in your hands...anywhere.
I already have a card, and I use my library every week, I think the new borrowing/returning books system takes some of the 'personal' touch away however, there's not nearly as much interaction with the staff now, & I feel that that's a great shame, as the staff play an important part.
I work at our local library. The hardest thing for me is restricting the number of books I check out! My kids are avid readers; I'm the mom who has to take the flashlights away at 2am. Libraries are great for accessing internet, computer usage, lending of books, cds, dvds, audiobooks. It's a great place to meet people who share your interest in reading. My fav library service in Inter Library Loans - if our local library doesn't have it, they order it from another library! Libraries are the cornerstone of healthy and vibrant communities.
I am a qualified librarian and I love reading and also encourage reading culture in my organisation for research and development.
One of the first things I did when I moved, was to find the local library and get a card. I've been an avid reader all my life and have very fond memories of my childhood library, where I would sit and read and dream and learn... Unfortunately, in the Age of Distraction, the ability of getting lost in a story is becoming all too rare.
I actually already have one, and almost always do...