Why America's Public Library System Will Survive

Author Jorge Luis Borges once wrote, "I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." Librarian historian Wayne Wiegand's new book, "Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library," explores the library's importance as a civil and social space. We'll discuss his book and why libraries are still flourishing in the Internet age.

From Why America's Public Library System Will Survive: Forum | KQED Public Media for Northern CA

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I heard part of this yesterday (driving home from a hike), and unfortunately Michael Krasny highlighted two comments (both appear with the story, one by a "Reverend") decrying SFPL because, you know, homeless and drunks and otherwise Not Our People using the facilities. Oh, and porn.

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