Sunday, July 26, 2009

Support Your Local Library

I'm posting this mostly for myself. The quotes discuss the necessity of libraries and their value in building local economies. If you don't care, I will not offended, if you don't read this post. But do remember that libraries (particularly those that are well funded) will always have an important, positive impact on every community.

From the article: Libraries at the Heart of Our Communities by Wayne Senville

“There’s been a dramatic change in the mission of libraries across the country. No longer just static repositories of books and reference materials, libraries are increasingly serving as the hub of their communities, providing a broad range of services and activities. They are also becoming important "economic engines" of downtowns and neighborhood districts."

“To put library visits in perspective, consider that in 2007 the attendance at major league baseball games was 81 million and NFL football, 22 million – add in NCAA men’s and women’s basketball (43 million) and football (49 million) and the total is less than 15 percent the number of visits to public libraries.”


Lizardbreath McGee said...

Those are awesome quotes. I intend to put them to good use--as soon as I get a job. :/

Joanne said...

I have very fond memories of going to the library often as a child (and even more fondly of going as an adult)! They're priceless!

Laura said...

I support my local library; mostly by way of late fees.