Libraries Will Survive

From Central Rappahannock Regional Library comes this outstanding example of library video production that contains a serious, heartfelt message about libraries and the dedication of library workers in troubled times.

Wired writes:

For the record, we love libraries as much as the technological advances which now put libraries in your pocket. They are havens, sanctuaries, community centers and places where helpful people who are almost certainly smarter than you hang out just to help you. : No batteries are required for books need. They don’t need connectivity or special equipment to operate them.

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It’s incredibly witty, contains some wonderful dialogue and the background noise in the busy library scenes is a wonderful detail. I applaud the folks that worked so hard on this love letter to library work and serving users in 2010.

Thanks to Lisa Varga, Incoming Executive Director, Virginia Library Association, for sending the Wired link my way.