Against (Too Much) Library Philanthropy


If there’s still room on the list of “things I didn’t go to library school to do,” I’d like to add riding a bookcycle around town. Special training in peddling a heavy bicycle isn’t something they should add to the library school curriculum.

But that’s at least a realistic way to get library services out to people who might need them, especially those children who don’t read over the summer and fall behind.
If only all those children were being sent to enriching summer camps. That’s what rich people do for their children, after all.

What rich people aren’t doing much of these days is giving money to libraries, but at least one person thinks they should.

Full commentary by the Annoyed Librarian

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