There's something magical about a library. Housed in its (usually) humble walls are the keys to thousands of destinations, and those keys are available to anyone for free.
During coronavirus many library buildings have been shut, but they've still been loaning out ebooks and audiobooks online, providing people with access to books at a time many of us have been craving stories that help us escape.
But public libraries have been under threat for years, with funding cuts leading to a reduction in opening hours at best, and a complete closure at worst. Now, with coronavirus having affected the arts and culture sector deeply, it's more important than ever to support those libraries we do have, which, as well as helping to create book lovers, also often provide things like wifi and computer access and help with accessing local services, and act as a community hub.
Here are five simple ways you can support your local library.