Are libraries still needed?

In this day and age people do not see the reason for a new library…

In New York City, supporters of public libraries say that respect for — and repair of — the libraries is long, well, overdue.

A new campaign, Invest in Libraries, puts forth that in the past 10 years, the city government has reduced funding for public libraries by nearly 20 percent and 1,000 workers or so have been trimmed from the payroll. The campaign calls on the city to increase its support in various ways, such as restoring $65 million in operating funds.

The New York Times reports that “the city’s three public library systems — the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Library — are seeking…Read more