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Kendriya Vidyalaya Port Trust, Kochi

Libraries, for your travels

TRAVELING ORION

photo by Orion Tippens

Hello to all, and Happy National Library Week!

Libraries are useful and not limited to their typical establishments; the collected, organized, accessible amount of printed material and physical media. In modern times, libraries are also important as central hubs for the online access to digital information and services, through computer/printing stations and personal WiFi accessible devices. There is so far more a good library can offer to ANYONE.

Love a good public library, especially when traveling.

Libraries are perfect for travelers. They can help, save, and probably enhance an adventure. By that, I mean a descent into unfamiliar territory. This could be the next neighborhood over, or a different country. There are useful, often amazing libraries through every developed setting your feet can take.

I have walked through many libraries, mostly through the Pacific U.S states. I’m always excited to see one for each first time. I admire and…

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