A Strong Case for Public Libraries

BooksOk, this article is a few months old, but once we discovered it we simply had to share. It lays out nine reasons to save public libraries, including the roles libraries play in helping new immigrants to learn English, providing a safe haven for children being bullied, and preserving unique local culture. Advocates for all public systems, not just libraries, would benefit from more pieces like this that document the broad ripple effects of our public structures.

 

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