A travel agent was booking a flight to China when she reminded her client he would need a visa for the trip. “Can you double check that?” The man asked. “Last time I went I know they took American Express.”

It sounds like that man should have done his research and maybe even made a trip to the library before booking his ticket. Libraries are no doubt one of the most underused resources in the world. But they can be a great place to profitably spend your time.

Taking children to the library instead of an amusement exposes them to the joy of reading and researching. Most libraries even have a section of Christian materials such as videos, Bible study books and Christian classics. They provide a good place for busy executives to work uninterrupted and accomplish much more than they would in their office.

When was the last time you visited the library? If it’s been a while, you might be missing out on a good place to redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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