Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Why Is One US City Stripping the Word 'Public' from Public Library?

Published 5/2/2011
In an age of greed and selfishness, the public library stands as an enduring monument to the values of cooperation and sharing. In an age where global corporations stride the earth, the public library remains firmly rooted in the local community.

Since its inception the American public library’s prime directive has been to protect the public’s access to information.

Library usage is increasing by 15-30 percent while at the same time their budgets are being cut by 10-15 percent.

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