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A Home Library is a Worthy Investment

One item in a home capable of transporting a person to a stress-free state is a book. As Emily Dickinson wrote, "There is no frigate like a book/ To take us lands away." Books often transport readers into other times, other worlds, and other minds and hearts. Inside the covers of novels belonging to a family, there are frequently tender, loving inscriptions from relatives or friends that bring heart-warming remembrances of them. Sometimes, too, characters or passages from novels emerge in the minds of family members as they glance at their home library's bookcase. 

A library offers an escape from harsh realities 

While the space that a home library takes in a house may be an indulgence, it is worth the investment as it merges reading books into family life. So often a library is an oasis from the duties and harsh realities of daily life as it offers a return to treasured memories and beneficial exercises of the imagination. It is a place where the mind can seek refuge, stretch out, and relax. For instance, how often in novels and the movies of old was someone lying hidden on a couch in the library of another person's home after escaping uncomfortable moments at a social gathering? A library is the original "safe space." 

A library provides mental and physical benefits 

Other arguments for the value of having a library in the home lie in scientific studies. One study revealed how much more active the human brain is when reading takes place as opposed to watching television or playing video games. In a study of students at Emory University who read a novel, there was increased connectivity in the parts of the brain responsible for receptivity of language. Another study at the University of Sussex revealed that reading could reduce stress and is even more effective than listening to music. So, having a library in which one can retreat from the bustle of life and distractions of media provides both mental and physical benefits. In one real instance, when there was a severe storm and a power outage that affected his home, a reluctant reader had nothing else to do at his grandmother's but sit in her library and read A Tale of Two Cities, a novel assigned to him. On his return to school, he excitedly told his bemused teacher, who recalled his complaining about the assignment, how much he relaxed and enjoyed this novel as he learned about the French Revolution. 

While the addition of a library to a home is often considered an indulgence, it may just be one of the more important rooms of the house. For it offers a respite from the stresses of modern living and affords beneficial exercise for the mind. In a library, the technological world is abandoned, and interpersonal actions ensue, whether between family members in a quiet conversation or with characters of novels who help to relax and expand their readers' minds.