My hometown only recently completed a large campaign – including a ballet measure to issue a bond – to expand our public library. And BOY! do they need to expand! No argument from me … although there was a small but very vocal group of
stingy misers citizens who oppose the expansion …
In recent months, I’ve only used our public library to get stuff through the interlibrary loan system … ours is soooo small that there’s just not enough room to put any more books or periodicals.
Our library is used quite a lot by students … So, from my own perspective, in my little world the public library provides needed services and is an important part of our community.
This article got me to think about what it may take to get our libraries updated as they still seem to provide a needed and wanted service to the communities they serve.