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.


Oswestry library: my childhood saviour