This is a very insightful post on how and when you should use third-party libraries. Ben also shows us the criteria he uses to decide if a third-party library should go in a project he's working on. Taking the easy way out by installing a library may have lasting ramifications on your code.
What a great point Ben makes here:
It’s nuts that teams spend weeks looking for candidates, and days on interviews to test their code’s worthiness, but these same teams don’t think twice about using a 10,000 line library that was the first Google search result.
When to Avoid Libraries by Ben Sandofsky