9 Reasons to Take a Trip to Your Local Library ...

When was the last time you went to the library? If it's been a while, maybe it's time you went back. Why? Because libraries are the best places on earth, even better than Starbucks and Sephora combined. Let me explain.

1. The Books!

I mean, obviously, the free access to marvelous books is the best reason of all to visit the library. Sure, you can always buy books, but what if you spend the money on a book and you hate it? Try before you buy, at the library.

2. It's More than Books

Most libraries have more than books to loan: they also have music, DVDs, games, and other media.

3. The Activities

Most libraries also offer classes and activities, and not just for kids and seniors. My library has NaNoWriMo classes, movie nights, and so much more!

4. They Have the Internet

When your internet goes down (it happens to all of us, eventually), you can head to your local library, where they have reliable access.

5. They're Cozy

If you need a quiet, cozy place to study, the library was made just for you.

6. They're Free

Aside from the occasional used book sale, there's really no chance you'll spend money at the library.

7. Date Night?

I love the idea of having a first date at the library. If it goes well, for the second date, there's dinner and a movie, then maybe he can work his way up to Netflix and chill, if he's worthy.

8. Librarians Know Everything

They really do, and if somehow they don't, they know where to look for the knowledge and answers you need.

9. You Paid for It

If you own or rent a home nearby, you've paid taxes that help fund your local library, so why not use it?

Do you love your library? What did I leave off my list?