A library is not...

A library is not...
Libraries and librarians are not a community 'bolt on' service. They are an integral part of a community, they help represent a community and they contribute to the health of a community. That's why cuts to libraries are so dangerous - not just because they deprive people of access to resources, or jobs, or information or pleasure, but because they say 'You don't matter. You are not important.' That's not a good thing.

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They are an integral part of a community...

and so needs to be funded as such, so if there are cuts the public need to pay more to keep the service going. But for the majority of people in a community would they be willing to do so?

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