”Going to the library gives people the same kick as getting a raise does – a £1,359 ($ 2,282) raise, to be exact – according to a study commissioned by the U.K.’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport. The study, which looks at the ways ‘cultural engagement’ affects overall wellbeing, concluded that a significant association was found between frequent library use and reported wellbeing. The same was true of dancing, swimming and going to plays. The study notes that ‘causal direction needs to be considered further’ – that is, it’s hard to tell whether happy people go to the library, or going to the library makes people happy. But either way, the immortal words of Arthur the Aardvark ring true: ‘Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!‘”
Citerat ur ”Book News: Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise” på NPR:s hemsida, 24 april 2014. Vi har fetat Arthur-citatet. Om du gillar bibliotek gillar du säkert den här recensionen med en rad fantastiska foton: ”Recension: ”The Public Library. A photographic Essay” av Robert Dawson”.