libraries change lives
October 12, 2018 5:00 AM Subscribe
Of course libraries can be a temple of books. I love nothing more than a well-stocked bookshelf and a leather armchair, but if, like me, you are into that sort of thing, you probably have the benefit of a literate upbringing. You were probably never in danger of being left behind. But we need to be careful of our romantic mistake, because a "temple of books" can be a very easy target for those looking to cut costs.
Libraries Work!, a research report released last month, demonstrates that every dollar invested in Victorian [Victoria, Australia] public libraries generates more than four times that value in benefits to the local community.
Libraries need to be protected. By all of us, for each other. And and we need to remember that libraries are not just nice, they are necessary.
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