Friday, May 13, 2011
A couple great things about how wonderful public libraries are, have popped up on the Net recently. This is is a nice change, as what usually pops up is some ignorant rant about how libraries are obsolete and they should all be closed.
First is an article by Laura Miller, the Books column wroter on Salon, called Why Libarries Still Matter . (You have to click through an ad.) It's about all the things libraries do for a community besides house physical books.
The second is a graphic piece by Wendy McNaughton from the San Francisco website TheRumpus.net called Meanwhile, the San Francisco Public Library. I am moved by how this one takes a strong stand for how the public library is a refuge for everyone -- everyone. Reminds me very much of my own library.