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Thursday, May 19, 2011

 

Libraries

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Keep Them Open

Headlines about budget cuts and their effects have become regular features.  One cannot escape them.  Priorities vary greatly;  spending public money is a highly politicized issue.  


Public libraries in America are among its treasures.  Regrettably, they are not immune during the present crunch.  

Charles Simic's A Country Without Libraries in The NY Review of Books is a must read for all
who care for libraries.  Fight to keep them open.


"How many book lovers among the young has the Internet produced? Far fewer, I suspect, than the millions libraries have turned out over the last hundred years. Their slow disappearance is a tragedy, not just for those impoverished towns and cities, but for everyone everywhere terrified at the thought of a country without libraries."
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