Towse: views from the hill

September 18, 2010

A note on libraries from my pal, Karin Slaughter

Filed under: commentary,libraries — Towse @ 3:47 pm

A note on libraries from my pal, Karin Slaughter.

The commentary ends with,

Kids who read become students who do well in school. Students who do well in school go to college. College students graduate to good jobs and pay higher taxes. Libraries don’t service only Democrats or Republicans. They don’t judge by class, race or religion. They service everyone in their community, no matter their circumstances. Rich or poor; no one is denied. Libraries are not simply part of our guarantee to the pursuit of happiness. They are a civil right, the foundation upon which time and time again the American dream has been built. If we lose our libraries, we risk losing our communities, our families and ourselves.

Karin speaks the truth about libraries. They are =not= a frill, people.

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