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What is the dif­fer­ence between a book­store and a library?

They may seem alike, but there’s a big dif­fer­ence. Book­stores sell you books, mag­a­zines, DVDs, and CDs. Libraries lend you books, mag­a­zines, DVDs and CDs for free as long as you bring it back on time. You can take the mate­ri­als home, and we will let you know when to return them.

Libraries offer you free ser­vices and pro­grams including:

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