By Bailey Penrose
Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.—Sidney Sheldon
I love libraries, but sometimes I forget my public one is there and my library card lies neglected in my wallet. When I eventually remember I can borrow as many books as I want for free an effervescent feeling of giddiness fills me.
It’s a quick commute for me to head down to the Anchorage Public Library but Alaska is a big place with pockets of communities that don’t have ready access to a library. The network of local libraries understands that and are continuously working to make more books available in electronic formats through the Alaska Digital Library (OverDrive), making it easier than ever for Alaskans to access their services.
While not comprehensive, here are the websites of some local libraries:
If you have some time and the inclination, I’ve also included a small list of business books that may be fun winter reads. Why not check a few of them out? It’s free!
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap, & Others Don’t by Jim Collins
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams by Alfred Lubrano
Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber