Reader praises libraries for their contribution to learning, discovery

To the Editor:

A library is “a place set apart to contain books, periodicals, and other material for reading, viewing, listening, study, or reference, as a room, set of rooms, or building where books may be read or borrowed.”

But it is so much more.

It opens the door for everyone to the entire universe of knowledge, truth, fantasy and their personal discovery and journey. It is a place where anyone can learn about different lands, religions and cultures. An opportunity to take a magic carpet ride to edges of the earth and beyond. A place you can explore deep within the earth or travel to ends of the universe. A place where you can learn about the great writers of now and yesteryear. A place to learn the truth about great leaders and horrendous despots. A place to learn about great loves and great tragedies. A place where everyone can learn about policy and politics while never being political.

It is that most wonderful place for the intellectually curious. To start your wonderful journey, all you has to do is ask for the starting gate — just ask your librarian. The road you take is entirely up to you. The library and librarians will always be there to provide information and unbiased displays. They can help you explore the past, the present and the future. It is up to you to find your own road map in that wonderful place of knowledge, truth, fantasy and self-discovery.

Randy Broussard

Belton

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