I read this short story about libraries, and reading, and escape last year. It came across my Twitter feed again, so I reread it.
“He reached towards the book and the book reached back towards him, because books need to be read quite as much as we need to read them…”
A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies by Alix E. Harrow.
(I love this story, but there are a few elements in it that make me cringe. The comment from A bad librarian articulates them. Read that too.)