Actually why are libraries and books important?? I really never thought about that! Libraries are very important to the public places around us. We really need books to higher our reading fluency. According to research it can higher your grades. Also books aren't free! If you don't want to pay for books you can just easily go to the library where they are offering you free books. Libraries are a safe place for children and adults to get books. The librarians are very nice and they help you find any books you are willing to get. Books really help you in many different ways, like there are books that are informative or they try to entertain you. Reading is also important because it develops the mind. The mind is a muscle. It needs exercise. Understanding the written word is one way the mind grows in its ability. Teaching young children to read helps them develop their language skills. It also helps them learn to listen. Everybody wants to talk, but few can really listen. Some of my favorite books are the new books STUNG and CURED by Bethany Wiggins I am still reading stung but it is still very interesting!!