Have Time to Spare at the Airport? Make Time to Visit a Library
by Heather Bond | August, 2013
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, and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International.
At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, travelers can 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.
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Heather Bond posts from Chicago, the windiest city in the world. She likes yoga, pub trivia, a hot towel and a fully reclined seat. She hopes her next trip will be to Djibouti, because she loves to say Djibouti so much. Follow Heather on Twitter @metro_naturale