Education does not have to cost thousands of dollars; learning can be done for free. The concept of letting anyone, regardless of their financial situation, gain knowledge is the basis behind social institutions such as libraries. Public libraries are a credit to the communities that they serve and anyone who likes to read and learn should have a library card. Parents who homeschool should be especially adamant about getting their children used to using the library from the time that the children are young. Making the library a part of childhood makes it more likely that people will continue to use the library even once they are adults.
The Public Library offers a lot of opportunities for members. First and foremost, it affords people the opportunity to read books for free (there is only a charge if books are returned late, not returned at all, or returned with substantial damage). Yet libraries also offer people the chance to experience community events such as charity drives, classes on crafts and literature and much more. A quick Google search of your local library will likely reveal a number of programs that the organization is hosting that are open to the public for very reasonable fees.
Public libraries are a credit to the community and those who have a public library nearby should certainly take advantage of its offerings. Libraries open the door to education and opportunity and those two things are invaluable for enriching one’s life!