Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The value of libraries

Isn't it funny? When people are looking to do more with less, they turn to public services such as the library. However, when things are going better, we see less focus on the public services and sometimes, even a push to close them down.

I'll admit that I am not that big of a library user, but I recognize the value they provide to the community, and believe they help our quality of life. Many people use the library on a regular basis, doing research, taking out kids books, reading the latest best seller for free instead of buying it at a bookstore.

When the economy recovers and people go back to buying their books and movies, lets not forget why these services are here in the first place.

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