The entire month of February is dedicated to the people who love whole buildings devoted to the reading, housing, organizing, categorizing, finding, studying and otherwise loving books. It’s National Library Lover’s Month!

Libraries provide so much more than a place for us to enjoy great novels or to discover amazing adventures and untold history.  Yes, they help us ace our research papers and provide a quiet space to study, but they do so much more.

For preschoolers, libraries entertain them with theater and hands-on activities exposing them to music, art and their first friendships. Many communities rely on their libraries for meeting space for public forums, socials, fundraisers and classes.

Libraries lend not only books but music and movies. Rotating art displays give local artists exposure to the community. Larger libraries provide preservation services, preserving some of the most treasured books, periodicals and documents for future generations.

If you don’t have a library card, it’s never too late!  Visit Carlock Library to get one! You will need a Driver’s License or State ID card with your current address. If you do not have that then you will need Your Driver’s License or State ID with your last address and a piece of mail with your current address. Children (starting at 5 years old) may apply for a card at the same time their parents do. You must live in White Oak, Dry Grove, or Kansas Township to be eligible for a card at Carlock Library. We will look forward to seeing you at the library. And for those of you who already have a library card come on in and get some books or movies; put some pieces in the community puzzle; or visit with friends. It’s cold out come on in and warm up!