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Jul 4, 2013 — We all look forward to summer: drinking a glass of sweet tea on a warm day, eating a popsicle while watching the sun set, catching fireflies by moonlight. But how many of us look forward to summer simply to fall into the same monotony that happens yearly? It’s almost like now the warm weather is here, we don’t know what to do with ourselves. Hopefully I can help with this. I have a few tips and ideas that can help make this summer the best yet. And where did I get these ideas you may ask? From the library of course. More specifically, the nonfiction collection of the library.
To put it shortly, the nonfiction collection of any library has a bad reputation. Most people assume the books are all boring, history-related topics that only college professors would have the desire to check out. Well, I’m here to put this myth to rest by showing you how this section of books will exponentially increase your summertime fun. Let’s start with a list of summer time hobbies you could pick up:
Found an old camera at a garage sale? Come in and check out our outdoor photography section for some great tips and know how. Receive a new grill for Father’s Day? We have grilling books that will help you step up your game. Have an unruly section of your yard that needs some attention? Our books can teach you how to be a landscaper in a day. We have books to help you learn the skills you need to venture outside of your air-conditioned comfort zone.
Not really looking to learn a new hobby? How about traveling someplace new and exciting instead? Here at the library, we have a massive amount of travel books, ranging from the serious world traveler to the weekend road-tripper. Our books hold the inside scoop on the places you are dying to see. Want to visit a Kentucky State Park? No problem, we have a book on that. How about the Grand Canyon, Sicily, Alaska, or Florida? With the help of our travel section, the thought of hiring a travel agent will never once cross your mind.
To wrap up, our nonfiction collection has just as much, if not more, to offer than the coveted fiction collection. People tend to choose fiction because they can escape the mundane and enter into a new world with new thrills and excitement. But what most don’t realize is nonfiction offers the exact same thrill and excitement, but for the here and now. We encourage you to partake in something different this summer and we hope you stop at the Daviess County Public Library to get started!