10 Reasons You Need Your Public Library (Updated)

Via The Blog about Libraries:

http://www.mailtribune.com/archive/2007/0123/local/stories/guest_library_column.htm

Does my heart good. Except – the libraries where the author works ARE CLOSING! Read more here: http://www.selco.info/blog/2007/01/10-reasons-for-public-libraries-and.html (Thanks Multitype Librarian!)

8. Libraries provide a neutral community gathering place for the free exchange of ideas, culture, and entertainment. Libraries promote a sense of belonging and interpersonal connection in a society that is increasingly “virtual.”

9. A vital and attractive library helps define a community, encourages civic pride, and invests residents with a sense of ownership.

10. Libraries are the heart and soul of a community and reflect the value residents place on literacy, education, culture, and freedom.

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