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I saw that National Library week is coming up in April, and that led to some questions. How often do you use your public library and how do you use it? Has the coffeehouse/bookstore replaced the library? Did you go to the library as a child? Do you have any particular memories of the library? Do you like sleek, modern, active libraries or the older, darker, quiet, cozy libraries?
How often do I use the public library?? The answer to this question is a bit confusing for me because Indonesian Public Library is not a fun place for me, therefore I only visited that place once in my entire life…but I do visit Japanese Foundation Library a lot. My fascination over Japan has brought me to that library and ever since I became member of that library, I visit that place at least once a month. I learn a lot from that library, especially about Japan and its language.
Has Coffeehouse and bookstore replace Library?? Not entirely. There are books that belong in bookstore while others belong in library. As I said before, I visit Japanese Library where almost all the books has relation to Japan…so if I want to read novels from Japanese writers or other non-fiction books related to Japan, I will find it in the library…on the other hand, If I want to read the books by American or British writer I will find it in a bookstore.
When I was a child…I never go to a library…I don’t really like reading when I was still in elementary school. I started reading and loving it since I was in junior high, but there was no sufficient library that can fulfill my kind of reading…in the end I borrowed or bought the books I wanted.
I don’t know how is the sleek, modern and active library look like, since the only library I’ve ever visited is the Japanese Foundation library. The JF library is a quiet and cozy place but it’s not dark, it’s very bright…and I gotta say that I really enjoy being there, I can spend hours without noticing the length of time I’ve spent there.