No Such Thing as Ownership: The Library

Here’s a sweet essay (Guardian Unlimited) from a UK dad who, owing to the new baby in his life, has rediscovered the public library.

But maybe I can drag out her pre-consumer phase, postpone the day when owning the toy becomes more important than chewing the wrapper. So I take her to a magical place where there is no such thing as ownership, only learning and sharing. I take her to the library.