Some libraries rent out seeds for you to plant in your garden!
The intent is that when you collect your harvest at the end of the season, you’ll pay it forward by bringing more seeds back to the library to share with others. What an amazing idea!
And of course, many libraries have computers that are free for the public to use.
People can use the computers to apply for jobs, check their email, or just hang out on the internet and read awesome articles.
The fact that this service is usually completely free is yet another sign that humanity is doing OK for itself.
Beyond just checking out books, many libraries also carry movies and video games you can check out.
As a result, more teenagers come into the library, and more books are checked out by the teens who are already there. Not only does it provide kids with a safe space to hang out, it enriches their lives while they’re there.
For the eclipse earlier this year, many libraries were giving away free eclipse glasses.
As if that wasn’t awesome enough, many of those libraries also collected used eclipse glasses to send to people in South America so they could see the eclipses scheduled to cross their continent.
You can even check out mobile hotspots at some libraries.
They offer unlimited data and are completely free!
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