The Guardian 31 August, 2023 by Bec Zhuang

As a child Bec Zhuang spent many happy days at her local library. Returning as a cash-strapped adult, she’s rediscovered a space that can still meet her needs…

…In an era marked by cost-of-living pressures, public libraries offer financial and emotional refuge: a place where time does not have to mean money.

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