Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live the life of another human being? This is an experience that I believe only books can offer you.
I’m a young adult myself, and I often find my peers to be very closed minded when it comes to reading. Some people perceive the idea of reading to be boring and a waste of time. I personally think they just haven’t found the right book yet!It was this passion for reading that lead me to do a week of work experience at the City of Tea Tree Gully Library.
I have learnt more about the Library than I ever expected, and it has changed my perception of libraries completely. The Library offers books, technology use and many programs to the community. It gives patrons a welcoming and relaxing area to study and read, giving everyone the opportunity to learn new and interesting things. One thing I have learnt from doing my work experience in the Library is that it is very much about giving to the community and all of the staff work extremely hard and put in a lot of effort to do just that.
My brother also did work experience here when he was in Year 10. He spoke very highly of his week in the Library and now I completely understand why. I am very thankful for the opportunity that I have had, and the many new skills that I will take with me into the future.
Written by: Emily – work experience student @ City of Tea Tree Gully Library