Five top tips for getting the most out of your library.

5️⃣ Top tips for getting the most out of your library. 📚

1. Non-fiction. I look longingly at hardback non-fiction in bookshop windows but talk myself out of £15+ purchases. Library non-fiction is a great way to try before you buy.*

2. Maps. During lockdown, I was keen to find new walking routes. Google doesn’t show all the paths. Spread out an OS map for the best info on local routes.

3. Ebooks/audiobooks. If it’s tricky to get to the library, or you burn through your books before you get back, library apps are a great alternative. Borrowbox was fantastic during lockdown and I continue to use it as measures ease.*

4. Take the kids. You’ll save yourself a fortune if some of your child’s reading materials come from the library. Kids love libraries. It’s a great place to go on a rainy day.*

5. Online newspapers/magazines and reference materials. Many libraries have subscriptions to the daily papers and resources such as the OED.

*Great news: UK authors are paid by PLR when their books/ebooks/audiobooks are borrowed.

❓Got a book in you? Remember: “Reading…develops your palate for the tricks that writers have invented over the years. You can learn from textbooks…but there’s no substitute for discovering for yourself how a writer pulls off a trick.” Roz Morris

Published by clairecherryedits Indie Fiction Specialist. Line Editing. Copy Editing. Proofreading.

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