Here's something you probably already know: Libraries are awesome. What you might not know, however, is just how awesome libraries can be. It goes beyond letting people check out books for free (which is already super amazing!). One library in particular has gone above and beyond in the most incredible way to make sure its patrons are comfortable finding the books and information they need.
Libraries are incredible.
If you ask us, they’re one of the most amazing places to spend your time. There’s nothing quite like walking into a library and knowing you have a few hours to kill in the most pleasant environment ever.
First of all, they're usually filled with books. And books are great!
No matter what you’re into, there’s a book about it.
Books are basically like the internet, except they smell way better. (We’re not sure exactly what the internet smells like, but it can’t be great, right?)
Plus, librarians are the literal bomb dot com.
We’re pretty sure they’re some of the closest things we have to angels in this world. Librarians are right up there with nurses, middle school teachers, and people who don’t forget to clear the microwave if they take their food out before it’s done counting down.
Libraries are open to anyone and everyone, but there are some topics that patrons might not necessarily want to ask librarians about.
Some people are too anxious or embarrassed or otherwise uncomfortable with actually going to a librarian to ask for help finding a book on a certain topic.
And that’s OK! Because librarians, as we said, are basically angels.
The librarians at this particular library came up with this perfect solution for people who are looking for books on sensitive topics:
They created a directory and posted it in the library so that patrons can consult the poster rather than having to ask a librarian for help (or use a computer).
This is obviously an amazing example of librarians going above and beyond to help the people use the library — but it’s not the only example!