Our local library had been closed for renovations for a while, but it’s reopened now, so Viv and I went down to check it out this afternoon. We also took out library cards, and man am I impressed at how much stuff I get access to online through that! As well as the obvious ebook/audiobook lending, they have stuff like access to dozens if not hundreds of newspapers (albeit to scans of the print editions) and Mango Languages (which offers a number of languages Duolingo doesn’t teach, including several South Asian languages – although how good those courses are, idk). I know this isn’t an original observation at all, but wow libraries are neat 😅
Jessica Smith is a socialist and a feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.