I love the Boston Public Library. If you find yourself in Boston you need to visit. The physical structure is an architect’s delight. I love going into the Bates Room and looking at the rows of tables with green library lights.
The main stair case is beautiful marble. There are beautiful chandeliers throughout.
It is a library lover’s happy place. Besides the physical presence, the library offers many services. You can check out their website, but let me tell you about something I just discovered.
Last year I upgraded from my eCard to an actual library card. You can apply for the eCard online and with it, you have access to all of their databases. There are certain requirements to get a library card, such as being a resident of Massachusetts. I’ve been more vigilant to read their emails and peruse their website. Recently I read about their online classes. I like to take online courses in areas that interest me, like writing, or may help me professionally, like Excel. I have relied on ed2go.com. They offer many different kinds of online classes for a cost. The Boston Public Library offers the same courses through the database GALE Courses for FREE!!! This is such an opportunity for continual education. I encourage you to check this out. If you’ve never taken an online course, this would be a great introduction. You don’t have to worry about your grades because there are none. This is all for you to continue learning. You should never be discouraged from learning.
“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”