The Library: an underappreciated sanctuary

Kaitlyn Keyes, Photography Editor

I’ve been a bookworm my entire life. While other kids played video games when they were younger, I read. 

So, as a connoisseur in finding places to read, I can 100 percent inform you that Liberty’s library has one of the best atmospheres for reading. With comfortable chairs, a quiet environment and a great assortment of books and novels to choose from, Liberty’s library is like a bookworm’s paradise.

But the library isn’t only for people who enjoy reading: the library is one of the very few—if not the only—place on Liberty’s campus that always has a computer open.

With a fairly high level of certainty, I think it’s safe to assume that we’ve all been in a situation where we realize only minutes before the bell rings that we forgot to print a homework assignment for class, that we had a major comma splice in a presentation, or something else just as pressing. Where else do we rush off to but the library?

Or how about doing homework or schoolwork in general? The value of a quiet workspace and escape away from all the raucous can scarcely be expressed.

So perhaps next time you’re printing a paper in the library last minute, take a moment to reflect on the amazingness of our library: it’s a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of everyday school life, and a blessing that you probably didn’t realize you had.