Have Time to Spare at the Airport? Make Time to Visit a Library Heather Bond August 22, 2013 Sidelines, United States 3 Comments Reading sounds much better than waitingÂ Â©Paul Lowry Here’s a fun travel scenario: your flight has just been delayed for four hours. What are you options? Sit around, maybe get something to eat? Listen to music. Crack open the laptop and do some work…or if you’re lucky enough to be in the right airport, you can stop by the library and read. As Library Journal reported in a recent issue, many airports across the U.S. have started partnering with local libraries, offering books (printed and electronic) for readers. Some of the airports included are San Francisco International, Harrisburg International, Manhattan Regional, andÂ Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International. AtÂ Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, travelers canÂ download free e-books or take home free paper books and magazines from book shelves offered on behalf of the King County Library System. Volunteer librarians have reported that some travelers have gone out of their way to mail the books back, even though they are encouraged to keep them. Read more about the airport library locations at USA Today. 3 Responses Sourav August 23, 2013 These days, we lead so hectic a life that we are left with very little time for reading. Why not utilize the idle hours at the airport while waiting for departure? I appreciate the initiative by US airports to connect travelers with the joy of reading….and thanks a lot for this post. Reply Nick Barron August 25, 2013 Hi Heather, The link to the article actually goes to a Flickr image, but here’s the USA Today piece if anyone is interested – http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2013/08/21/airport-libraries-free-book-downloads/2677373/. Reply Heather Bond August 25, 2013 Thank you Nick! The link is updated. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... * × 4 = twelve Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.