Libraries as a lifeline for the lonely

I have been thinking a lot about libraries and their links with loneliness. It seems that often we defend libraries on the basis of their links to literacy and equal opportunity, and I couldn’t agree more.

However libraries are more than spaces filled with books etc. I posted here for the History Girls collective on why libraries are also a lifeline for the lonely.

What do libraries mean to you? What was the first library you visited? Do you still visit the library, and if not, why? I would love to hear from you. 

https://the-history-girls.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-lifeline-of-libraries-in-age-of.html?m=1

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Oswestry library: my childhood saviour