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Good stuff – Libraries – Knihovny v Anglii

Uz od detstvi jsem milovala knihovny. Ta v mojem rodnem meste nebyla nejvetsi, ale i tak nabizela hodiny a hodiny klidneho brouzdani mezi regaly a listovani v neznamych knihach i knihach, ktere jsem si pujcovala znovu a znovu. Neni divu, ze po prijezdu do Anglie moje kroky vedly velmi brzy do mistni knihovny.

Knihovny v Britanii jsou skvele. Minimalne ty v Londyne. Je jich hodne. Velke, male, stare, moderni… Clenstvi je zdarma. Muzete si pujcit knizku v knihovne jedne a vratit ji do knihovny jine (ve stejnem okrsku, pricemz okrsky jsou opravdu velke, v tom, kde ziju ja, jich je osm). A nejen to. Muzete si pres internet zarezervovat knizku a pokud ji nemaji ve ‘vasi’ pobocce, kam nejcasteji chodite, privezou ji z nejake knihovny jine. Vy si pri rezervaci vyberete, do ktere pobocky ji chcete dorucit. Pak vam mailem napisou, abyste si laskave prisli knizku vyzvednout. V knihovnach mate take jako clen pristup na internet – 1 hodinu denne zdarma. Krome knizek si muzete vypujcit i audio-knizky (zdarma) a CD a DVD (za mirny poplatek). Knihovny organizuji ruzne akce – od pravidelnych zpivani pro male deti, ruznych kurzu (pocitacove, jazykove) po vystavy a prednasky. Povazuji britsky system knihoven za skvely.  A co vy, chodite do knihovny?

Audio books - Audio knizky CD's

I loved libraries since my childhood. The one in my home town wasn’t the biggest one, but still offered hours and hours of browsing between the shelves and scrolling through pages of unknown books and books I borrowed over and over again. There is no surprise, that after arriving to the UK my steps soon led to the nearest library.

Libraries in Britain are great. At least those in London. There are many of them. Big, small, old, modern.. Membership is free. You can borrow a book from one library and return in to any another one in the same borough (there are eight libraries in my borough). And that is not all. You can reserve a book online. If they don’t have it in ‘your’ library, where you normally go, they will bring it from another branch. You only need to choose when reserving, where do you want it to be delivered. They will tell you via email to kindly come to pick it up, when it’s ready. Members have access to one hour on the Internet per day in the libraries. And you can also borrow audio books (for free) and CD’s and DVD’s (for a little fee). Libraries also organise all sorts of events – from nursery rhyme times, ESOL classes to exhibitions and talks. I find this whole service quite amazing. And what about you, do you go to libraries?