Why Do We Still Need Libraries?
Submitted by Anonymous Patron (not verified) on October 1, 2012 - 12:24pm
<p>Author <a href="http://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/why-do-we-still-need-libraries/">muses on why we spend money on library buildings</a>. Ends with conclusion about "library as place".</p> <blockquote>"The truth is, I don’t know why brick-and-mortar libraries still serve a purpose. I could have checked out the e-book version, but instead, sitting somewhere in the mid-800s of nonfiction, I have found a perfect location, just light enough to read but shielded from passerby. Turning the thick, dinner-stained pages of Ramona the Pest, the dust jacket crinkles and within a single chapter I am eight again.This is my third place; my place between work and home where I belong. And sitting here is why I continue to fight for public libraries. "</blockquote>