Libraries are a wonderful place. They provide countless services and are often times the center of the community. They bring community members together through events and programs; offer internet access and research options to those who would otherwise be without; and supply an endless amount of knowledge simply by walking through their doors. Libraries allow users to travel the world, discover new languages and encounter numerous adventures all housed under the same roof. If you can’t make it to the physical library, eBooks and digital audiobooks can provide the same privileges with the click of a button, from anywhere in the world.
Here at OverDrive, we do what we do because we all love libraries and everything they offer. The great thing about libraries is there is no one reason to fall in love with them. Everyone’s reasoning may be a little different.


Here are some of the reasons the OverDrive blog team loves our libraries:

  • I love the library because of the sense of community, access to endless information, promotion of literacy, and well, the free books and eBooks!   -Rachel


  • I’ll let someone else say it for me… “All I hope to say in books, all that I ever hope to say, is that I love the world.” –E.B. White  -Laura
  • I love the library because it is my solace of immortalized narrative wonders available at my beck and call. -Rob
  • I love the library because it’s a community haven with resources for all. –Melissa H.
  • I was 7 years old the first time I set foot into a library. Two hours later I was convinced there was magic in the world. Even now, nearly 20 years later, when I walk into a library I believe in magic again. –Christina
  • I love the library because there’s something there for everyone (and all of it is FREE)! –Leslie
  • When I need a break from my own world, I go to the library and escape to thousands of others. –Jason
  • He who complains tax dollars are wasted has never been to the library -Beau
  • I love how within one building each individual has their own story – a child learning to read, a job seeker doing research, a student wrapping up a thesis, a film buff picking up a DVD…  –Cassie 
  • I love being at home in pajamas, looking for a book to read before bed and knowing that I can find an eBook from my library in seconds. –Melissa M.


Now it’s your turn: tell us why you love your library in the comments below! We’ll visualize the best quotes and post them on our Facebook page for you to share!


Adam Sockel is a Marketing Communications Specialist with OverDrive (and a lover of libraries)



4 Responses to “Why we love libraries”

  1. Erin

    Of course I love the library for lending me oodles of materials for free, but I love it even more for exposing me to books, films, and other materials I wouldn’t know about otherwise.

  2. Rachel

    I love libraries for their absolute and often forgotten revolutionary nature. They are places purely of knowledge, information, and discovery.