The Value of Libraries

If you love libraries, you would like the article “Let-Them-Eat-Cake Attitude Threatens to Destroy a Network of Public Assets” by Scott Turow. Scott Turow is president of the Author’s Guild. Turow writes that budget cuts threaten the vital services libraries provide. Here are a few comments from his article:

 “Libraries are one of the greatest ways to “guarantee that we can maintain a well-informed citizenry.”

“Having the “mistaken belief that [libraries] are somehow anachronistic in an age when so many Americans have instant computer access to information through the Internet… is, frankly, a let-them-eat-cake attitude that threatens to destroy a network of public assets that remains critical to our society.”

Most important of all, perhaps, a library within a community stand as a testimonial to its values, and its belief in universal access to literature and knowledge.”


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