Aren't libraries just magical you can lose yourself for hours in adventure,intrigue murder and transport yourself to all manner of countries and also firmly square yourself as an observer in the life of someone else. You really can't beat the smell of books in particular old books and libraries full of old things where it looks as if people have just stepped out of the room and could come back at any minute to fetch their things.To lose yourself in a book is the best sort of self indulgence ,I think next to drinking tea and keeping cats and it is not in the slightest bit selfish.
To be able to sit down in your favourite armchair and just relax and not care about the worries and woes in the world for a fraction of time is the deepest joy, books are marvellous and libraries are the best treasure chests there are out there.
Books are for reading and touching and smelling if you have never smelt a book particularly as mentioned an old one you must there is no smell like it.Libraries are beautiful and should be saved whether they are in an old house or modern building libraries don't have to be big you can happily create your old reading space in your house with very little effort.
Our libraries are under threat and they are closing at at alarming rate as councils seek to reduce their budgets even my own village centre library is under threat and it has only been open 6 years built with Lottery funding and it is a cause we are fighting.
Libraries can even be your old much loved red telephone box also often incorporating a debifilartor so you can see in more ways then one and life be breathed into something.
So old or new make sure you love your library they are our heritage our past and very much our future , and how I love them so.