Why should anybody care to learn about the library? What makes the library so special that somebody would write about it? Well, libraries across America are very complex; they are old, new, big , small, informative, and most of all, a place to learn.
On July 1, 1731, Benjamin Franklin and a group of members from the Junto, a philosophical association, drew up "Articles of Agreement" to form a library (History of the Franklin Library) In 1778, the first public library had arrived. It was named The Franklin Public Library, after Benjamin Franklin. Truth is, back in the 1700s, not many people had access to books; those who had money were able to have their own personal collection, when others were dismissed from the great novels. Since The Franklin Library, public libraries became extremely popular. In fact most cities in the U.S. were required to have a public library for the citizens' enjoyment, and it could be paid for by local, and state taxes (History of the Franklin Public Library.)
Okay, what makes the library so important? Have you ever wanted to read old books, articles, encyclopedias, atlas', yearbooks, or newspapers? All of these resources I just listed can be found at your public library! Some people may say, “The library isn't needed anymore because we have the internet!” When we have to do a research project that requires book sources, the library is the place to go. The computer will not magically spit a book out from its CD port to do your studies.
Not only are there public libraries, there are also school libraries. Remember when we were in elementary school, and our class would go to the school library where the librarian would read to us? I would say that's a great exposition to literature, and the library. Libraries and the school are connected because most of the teachings in class are resources that can be found in the school's media center. The items in the school grow up with the students as they get older; it's a good way to expose...