In this age of consumerism we have stores the size of football fields, online retailers that sell everything from books to groceries, and ads that are depressingly targeted to your web-browsing history. It seems like everyone is vying for your money and attention, no wonder we feel the need to buy so much stuff. The library is one of the last public spaces where you won’t be bombarded by advertisements, and your money is of no consequence to your borrowing privileges.
Here at the library you can go home loaded with items, and you won’t have to spend a dime. Books, audiobooks, DVDs, Blu-Rays, magazines, CDs, videogames and even e-readers. Come in and browse, maybe you’ll get that retail therapy buzz without having to part with any money! And remember that you’re welcome no matter your income level. You don’t need to wear your brand-name clothing or designer sunglasses, just come as you are.