Nadia Adam Shah participated in the Libraries Change Lives writing competition in the youth category. Her story depicting her love of the library won her the runners up prize in the youth category.
Nadia is from Wellington.
Libraries Change Lives
I do not know where to begin. Well for one thing, the library is a wonderful, marvellous, and miraculous place. It is free for anyone to enjoy, no matter what culture, religion, or country you are from. When you are at the library you all know you have something in common…a love of books! You can gather so much knowledge from a library and learn so much from books. Librarians are like human Google’s; any information you're looking for, ask them, and you most likely will have an answer. Libraries are filled with many different worlds because when you read a book you feel like you have been drawn into the world created by the author.
This began to happen when I started going to the library on a regular basis. I love taking my time to choose a book and finding a corner to snuggle into. There is nothing better than the feeling of entering the library. When I enter a library I feel comfy, at peace, and safe. I have a great passion for reading and it makes me want to read a lot in my spare time. Novels open my mind to a world without limits, expanding my imagination.
Many people seem to really enjoy movies and do not take much interest in books. In the library there are many books that have movies to them. Movies are usually inspired by the books if it has an interesting concept to it. It is better to read the book first since they tend to be more detailed. People often like books that have been made into movies, including me.
Like books, there are normally some DVDs and CDs you can borrow from the library, along with being able to use computers to research. There is generally free internet you can use at the library too, so you can bring your electronic devices and find a quiet place to sit. There is no time pressure to the library (besides the closing hours) so you can stay until your heart is content.
Overall, I think that the library is a great public place that I love very much. It has changed mine and many other peoples’ lives because of what a special and unique place it is.
Nadia Adam Shah