With e-readers, mobile phones, laptops and tablets, it can be rare these days to pick up a paperback book and read it cover to cover.
In case you'd forgotten, actual books still do exist and a lot of them are available in libraries.
Yes, libraries, shockingly are still a thing that exists as well.
And according to one library assistant from Scotland, they're doing an awful lot of good work.
An unnamed Twitter user took to social media on Wednesday to share a list of things that they've learnt about the general public while working at a library – and it's pretty brilliant.
Posting under the username @grumpywitch, the library assistant started the lengthy thread of tweets by revealing that a huge number of people under the age of 20 struggle to read a clock face – because they're so used to seeing digital ones.
And if you thought that was bad, they also add that a lot of people don't know how to spell the word 'library' – which is a bit of an issue when it's in their email address.
They continue: "3. A disturbing number of young people don't actually know how book-lending at the library works. They assume it costs money! Teach your children about libraries!
"4. Crime and thriller are basically the same thing in many cases. In fact, we have doubles of books because of that."
The extensive list features 28 different things the person has learnt and the thread has wracked up thousands of likes and retweets, with people calling it "lovely".
It goes on to explain how the library can be a "godsend" for blind and deaf people and librarians often end up helping many people who really should have been speaking to staff at a Jobcentre.
These tweets also share the shock of discovering that some older women have never used a telephone as their husbands make all their calls for them.
Meanwhile, it informs people that libraries aren't really very quiet anymore because they've become a "community hub".
Ultimately the message of the thread is that "libraries are a haven", people can go there to entertain their children, escape in a good book or to shelter from the cold and rain.
And the staff that work there are "passionate" and caring – they really go the extra mile to help readers and make sure to remember their visitors, so they can advise them on the perfect book for next time.
However there are some darker messages in amongst the more positive tweets.
The assistant reminds people that library funding is "based on footfall" and reveals that they've seen staff cry because they lost a youth group to a private hall with fancier facilities.
They add: "20. Staff are hitting their heads against walls volunteering to create events, classes and groups, only to have them shot down because councils don't understand social media or want to charge for it. I can't overemphasise just how much unpaid work staff do.
"21. Most of the facilities are only working because staff pay out of pocket to get things working. My manager bought a new laminator when we couldn't afford one. She buys in colouring materials for kids. We sometimes bring in our own stationey. We even buy lightbulbs in.
"22. Authors don't like to visit little libraries because they don't get paid.
"23. The 'sexy librarian' trope has actually done a LOT of harm and has caused countless incidences of sexual assault by men who can't tell the difference between porn and reality."
It then ends with an amusing warning to all who visit libraries:
To read the thread in full click here.
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