There are many people who love reading, but who cannot afford to buy books. Books, even in this age of cheap literature cost money; and the poor have not the money to spare. It was for such people that free libraries were established. Many have been set up in England and America by philanthropic people like Mr. Carnegie, the American millionaire. And in England, every town has its own Free Library, provided and supported by municipal funds and managed by a special committee. They are known as Free Libraries because the readers don’t need to pay any subscription fee. Any decent citizen of the town, however poor, can get books from the Library without charge.