You must have all visited a library at least once. Your schools most probably have one and your parents might have enrolled you in a public library, too. Libraries vary in sizes and theircollections are very different, too. Some libraries might only have books. But if you’re lucky, you’re a member of a library that offers digital resources, too. This means that you havecomputers where you can access the internet, browse through e-books and check out online databases that give you details about all the books available in the library.
So how can you make the most out of your library? Here are a few tips:
Talk to the librarian. If there’s a topic you want to know more about, don’t hesitate to ask for help.
Learn to use online catalogues and databases.
Studies are a bore if you stick to your textbooks. Expand your world! Browse through the interesting illustrated encyclopedias your library. Check out the CD collection, too.
Don’t just stick to digital stuff on computers. Cuddle up in a comfortable corner of the library with a good storybook or issue them to read at home.
Make the most of pair or group reading activities. Take an interest in the book given to you and try to discuss what you like or dislike about it with your partner.
Keep your voice down and take care of the library’s resources.
Don’t use the internet without permission.