“The world is quiet here.” ― Lemony Snicket
I do seasonal work. This means in between winters of snowboarding I am lucky to have time to spend on whatever I choose. One of my favorite places to go is the library. Now, you might associate libraries with dusty books and a middle-aged, bun-wearing, shushing librarian. But actually libraries are big mazes of information just waiting to be explored.
For example whenever I plan to visit a new country, I love to read up about the history, borrow a travel guide or even get a language course. Most have free internet and computers, which might not mean much to urbanized people with wifi spots on every corner. For me, living in a country town on the edge of 2 national parks, most cafes don’t have wifi, believe it or not.
So when I need to write emails, book flights, check my finances or simply read a book, the library is where you can find me. It is my office, my travel agency, my connection to the World Wide Web and my information crack cocaine.