A Library is a heaven for a student, a teacher and of course for all those who are fond of reading even it be only just for the sake of reading. Some people are so fond of reading even when they do not have to enter any examination or competition that, they continue to read, and it is these people who also become and remain members of a library.
This is the place where one can get unlimited stocks of books on any and every subject that may be of interest or need for an individual. A library is the place where one can spend hours of time fruitfully and filled with interest. One can learn so much by reading books authored by eminent writers and thus become knowledgeable.
This is one place of absolute silence, concentration even though it is open to the general public. Isn’t it just one conceivable place where so many people can be seen yet, such silence can also be enjoyed, peculiar isn’t it? How can so many people sitting together remain quiet?
This is the magic of a unique place that is – a library. This is because, the very ethics of entering a library is basically, the understanding of every individual entering – to keep quiet, and maintain the silent sanctity of the place.
We find several libraries that have memberships that are open to the general public – to name a few in Delhi are, the USIS Library, the British Council Library, the Spare House Library, and the huge Public Library.
Besides these big public libraries, we find libraries in all schools, colleges, which of course cater only to the needs of their own children.
Besides, no outsider is ever allowed in any of the Libraries of Institutions. The libraries of schools and colleges keep books that are relevant to the subjects taught in their institutions, together with an assortment of other General Knowledge books and magazines.
With these numbers of books, the students are able to get all knowledge of their subjects plus general information which keeps them informed and up to date.
A library is thus a storehouse of knowledge open for all to take advantage and touch the horizons of knowledge. These are the places that carve out brilliant students, the higher rungs of bureaucracy, and the technical biggies. Thus it is here, that all that is known in the world of the elite is produced and nurtured.
Every individual big and small must develop the habit of reading, just for fun, and to gain knowledge, may be not only for exams. This is because, in the first place, reading is a good habit, and a book the best friend, and secondly, a voracious reader always scores better than his counterpart who does not read enough.
This habit of reading can be developed only if we get into the habit of going to a library regularly, and spending a lot of time there. That is the place that provides just the right atmosphere necessary for studies, and assimilating and retaining all the knowledge taken it. The environment in a library is ideal for the intellectual growth of individuals.
The habit of reading can be developed in younger days when we are children. So, it is my earnest suggestion to all students to develop the habit of reading, which in turn can be best achieved in a library.
In order to retain the habit of reading when we grow up is, to become a member of any good library, and then, to make it a routine in the daily plan to visit the library for at least some time out of the busy schedules.
Reading is the best hobby we can develop, and the best companion to spend time. A library is the ideal place, and reading an ideal pastime.