Chrissy Teigen just learned all the wonderful things local libraries have to offer, and so did tons of other people
Libraries are magical. Truly. It’s not only a place where book lovers can congregate and get lost in a horde of books, but they also offer unlimited resources for children, teens, and adults of all ages. For FREE. So when a viral tweet started making the rounds where a young woman showed her enthusiasm for learning everything a library can offer, it’s no surprise the internet came through with lots of love for their local libraries — led by none other than cookbook author and Twitter queen, Chrissy Teigen.
The tweet in question shows an Instagram story where the original poster was more than excited to share her excitement about her own library.
Someone I follow on Instagram thinks she discovered the library pic.twitter.com/9mtJVf4gEs
— Maddy Smith (@somaddysmith) August 6, 2019
While the person who tweeted the Instagram story was poking fun at the photo, the internet came through to save the day. Because honestly, not everyone is aware of everything libraries have to offer. They’re an amazing resource for job hunting, assuring everyone can have access to the internet, an endless selection of both physical books and e-books, printers, bi-lingual resources, classes of all kinds, children’s programs for babies through young adults — the list goes on.
And it’s all FOR FREE. C’mon, what’s not to love?
So, Teigen got involved on the library lovefest explaining that she didn’t know how amazing libraries are until recently either. It’s okay to not know! But once you do, your life will never be the same, as Teigen now understands.
seriously. go to the library. it's a delight.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 7, 2019
I walked in and was like "wait you can just....walk in?" then I walked out and was like "wait you can just...walk out?"— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 7, 2019
It appears that librarians are used to people losing their freaking minds over what a damn wonderland the library truly is.
People CONSTANTLY ask “Can I be in here if I don’t have a card” and we are like YES AND HERE ARE 1000 OTHER THINGS WE ALLOW WITHOUT A CARD TOO!!— Drunkest Librarian (@DrunkestLibrary) August 8, 2019
Not only was Twitter awash in folks totally enthralled by the library, it also brought out tons of people to defend these havens of not just books, but a number of other useful things.
The library is so good and most people honestly don’t know that!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/xT8Wmj5lOf
— Caroline Moss (@CarolineMoss) August 7, 2019
I paid $60 to convert some home movies a few months ago and then found out YOU CAN DO THAT FOR FREE AT THE LIBRARY— Caroline Moss (@CarolineMoss) August 7, 2019
Did you know some libraries let you check out an instant pot or a fondue set? You can bet your ass I’d do a big Instagram story about that.— Caroline Moss (@CarolineMoss) August 7, 2019
Today I was one of 20 people waiting outside for the library to open at noon. What a day— itsmaryk (@itsmaryk) August 7, 2019
Most libraries have done more to adapt and keep up with the times than 97% of most other companies & businesses in the world. The changes that libraries have made over the last 30 years would have crushed almost all private companies. Hooray for libraries— Trace Stevens (@stevensky) August 7, 2019
As a long time library employee it still amazes me how many people come in and are surprised by all libraries have to offer. For free! I feel like libraries really need to do a better job advertising. Everyone knows they exist but not everyone knows how awesome they are.— Fairycakes (@Xalo_Erkald) August 7, 2019
why are we hating on this wholesome content? i go to the library like every other week and i still get fucking jazzed about it every time. they're very cool!!! https://t.co/zLR91ZicGQ
— julia reinstein 🚡 (@juliareinstein) August 7, 2019
Also I'm often surprised by how many of my friends don't realize how great the library is. So I support her sharing! I'm sure someone on her feed needed to hear it.— Sarah Parnass (@WordsOfSarah) August 7, 2019
Love ours!! I borrow audiobooks, my kids go to 2/3 clubs a week and they even have a 3D printer that my husband used for free.— G. Pop. (@genpopadopolous) August 7, 2019
We volunteer and fill a "little library" in our town.
I love them so much I am very seriously considering my MLS
Of course, Highlights was only too glad for the shoutout.
We ❤️ libraries! Plus, you're never too grown up to enjoy a Spot the Difference puzzle! We'd love to send you, Luna, and Miles some Highlights goodies 😍 Maybe you can test John's Hidden Pictures puzzle skills 😉— Highlights (@Highlights) August 7, 2019
Basically, Teigen is ready to bring everything and everyone to the library — even those who just ditched their gym memberships because of Trump. Long story.
everyone who cancels their equinox and soul cycle memberships, meet me at the library. bring weights
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 7, 2019
My own local library has kept me sane as a WAH/SAH mom and my child absolutely adores being there and knows the staff by name. I can sit down and scroll through emails or read a few pages of a book, and she can play or do her own thing while I can still keep watch. Also? The library is a wintertime SAVIOR. It keeps kids busy and isn’t as much of a breeding ground for the flu or RSV as an indoor gym or, say, Chuck E. Cheese.
Even though e-books are more affordable than hardcovers (though there’s nothing quite like the smell and feel of a solid book in your hands), they can still set you back anywhere from $6.99-$14.99 depending on what book it is. If you’re an avid reader, that adds up. While waitlists for physical books can sometimes be a pain, they’re practically nonexistent in the world of your library’s e-book catalog.
More than that, I love touting the local libraries in my neighborhood and surrounding ones. There’s nothing better than having someone raise their eyebrows in response and ask, “Really? You can do that at the library?”
From registering to vote, to participating in a knitting club or book of the month meetings at a fun, local bar — you can find your people and yourself there.
Oh, and also, Chrissy Teigen.