Transplanted Hoosier worries about library’s changing focus

chile sent over An Op-Ed by James Solomon Benn who writes about the policies of Indianapolis library head Linda Mielke, causing important books and collections are being sold off. Much of the library’s holdings are being replaced by commercial videos and DVD’s to attract more patrons. He says this is a horrible practice. “We should never play down to an audience, but rather educate and bring audiences up to a higher level of expectation. The dumbing down of America through our failing schools, the defunding of arts programming and the dismantling of our institutions is a travesty.”