Having worked in libraries the chance to be again in a large well stocked library was too good to pass up. Sounds silly but on my first visit, during a university vacation, I stood in the middle of the shelves and just breathed in the atmosphere. Heaven!
It's okay to say you can ask for books at my public library, and I do; it's not the same as being able to browse shelves allowing one thought to lead you to another to another, finally ending up with the book your gut tells you is what you need.
Public libraries were the joys of my childhood especially after I reached the age of moving up to the adult section where all kinds of delights waited me I felt.
I'm still Luddite enough to ignore the joys of Kindles and other devices. I know their advantages and will get around to them in time. But for as long as I can manage a book, the book it will be.
There are so many memories literally bound up in books; the books themselves, the friends I've made sharing them and the ultimate dream of being a writer which I now am.