Finnish Proud of their Libraries
An article from the Finnish paper Helsinki Sanomat titled Helsinki spring - they are marching again details the daily demonstrations in Finland\'s capital city. One of the issues which was being addressed was the closing of some Helsinki branch libraries. Allegedly, funds that could have gone to libraries were going to be used to build a roof over their Olympic Stadium. The article is quite inspirational. It details the coming together of politicians, professors, students and children to save a library. When questioned about the demonstrations he attends, one Finn said,
\"For peace, for animal rights, and against nuclear power. And of course for the libraries, since the public library system and our health care net are two things of which this country can be proud.\"