Libraries are awesome and do such a great service for the community. Libraries have become more than just book lending; they have become community centers.
Yes Natasha, yes! There is nothing in the world like a public library and to see them in decline is sad.
This is a great article. I must say however, to me chagrin, my local public library seems to be devoting most of its energies towards maintaing and lending a large inventory of popular DVDs instead of concentrating on maintaining and enhancing its collection of books.
At times I wish my local library had a decent DVD collection, but I'm thankful that they have a fantastic collection of books
Jennifer, Great to "meet" you! I loved the article you shared and put a link to this blog post on my blog post about libraries (which I published just a few days before you! We are definitely on the same word nerd wavelength!). I'm so glad you found me and I look forward to sharing "bookish" thoughts with you! Have a great week! P.S. I'm also currently a small town girl, and I am familiar with Wisconsin (beer and brats, etc), as my mom's family is from Milwaukee. Where are you?
Even weirder is that when I started this blog I named it Wisconsin Word Nerd. Doo doo doooo dooo (Twilight music, lol) Thanks for linking back to me! I'm going to add you to my little blogroll "Blogs I Dig" because I'm crushing on your site. Beer and brats and Packer football! I'm in the northern part of the state, in Hayward.