Did you know that people who read for pleasure are happier than non-readers? Many Seniors fall into a “lapsed reader” category and it puzzles me. You finally have time to read the books that you have been saving for the last forty years. If you gave them away during your last downsizing frenzy, you can still find them. Classics, as well as the latest bestsellers, can be found at the public library. It isn’t that seniors can’t read, but that they chose not to. Why is this? Is it that reading is out of vogue, or do you think that people who read have no lives of their own? I wonder if people who don’t read see libraries as alien or intimidating. I have friends who don’t seem to know what I am talking about when I tell them they can get DVDs, CDs, e-books, and even movies from the public library. You are in for a surprise if you are thinking that fines and fees and shushing librarians are too much to cope with. Libraries have changed. Libraries today have new missions and one of them is to be as senior friendly as possible. If you can’t get to they library they will come to you via the internet or book mobiles. You can order books, download e-books, conduct research or access tutorials from your living room. Need a day out. Visit your public library in person. Don’t let poor eyesight keep you home. Libraries have large print book as well as devices to enlarge print further. There are even machines that can turn the printed page into spoken words. Ask a librarian. The library is the most happening place in town. Arrange for transportation and spend an entire afternoon at the public library. Comfortable chairs, well lighted reading areas, coffee shops and even books for sale for a dollar or less. What more could you want? Librarians are the friendliest people in the world and they are there to help you, and it won’t cost you a dime.