Editor’s note: This is a weekly column that provides readers with insight into the happenings of the four county libraries.

A library card is one of the most valuable things that you can possess, but you may not know that your library card allows you to do more than just check out books and other materials. The library is a welcoming environment, but some patrons may still be hesitant to ask about the services the library provides. Studies show that up to 60 percent of people have experienced “library anxiety.” If you’re one of those people, don’t be afraid. The Botetourt County Library staff is here to help!

Library staff can help you find the answers to your questions. We are happy to assist you with answering all types of questions. It doesn’t have to be about books! If we don’t know the answer, we will point you toward a book or other resources that will provide you with the information you seek. If you find yourself faced with information overload, library staff can show you how to tell the difference between reliable resources and questionable ones and teach you how to spot fake news.

Library staff can help track down the books and…

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