The magic of books is their power to take you to places and put you in situations you may never have the chance to experience - and couldn't imagine were possible. Books open your mind to many, many worlds. This is why the love of reading is the greatest gift, and once you get into the habit you'll want to develop and maintain it all your life. Books are also an amazing tool for research. There are books written on anything and everything, which makes them a great way to learn and investigate theories and facts.
But because paper is so expensive, so are books - unless you take advantage of your nearest library. So how do you go about looking for a book in a library? There are three main things to know:
Firstly, you must decide whether you want written fiction - a made-up story, or non-fiction which is pure fact based on true information, or picture books or 'easy books'. Secondly, since these three types of books are on shelves in different areas, you need to learn where these areas are. Lastly, there is a 'call number' on each book's spine: this tells us where the book 'lives' on the library shelves. You'll find it helpful to make yourself familiar with the Dewey Decimal System for finding specific books, which any good librarian will help you with.
Once you've discovered how easy, and inexpensive, it is to take books out of your nearest library, you'll be amazed how your mind will open up and be more receptive to more and more new ideas and new thinking. You'll also find your ability to focus is greatly enhanced - at times you'll find it almost possible to put down a book that engrosses you. Reading also helps you tap into the extraordinary power of your imagination.
Discover your library - and change your life!