We Can Not Lose Our Libraries

Libraries are a vital resource for many people. Not everyone has access to internet, books, quiet study spaces, etc at home. The library allows everyone free access to all of these; we can not lose our libraries.

“If we are not careful we could lose much more than just a library building…

Public libraries in America are under attack. If we’re not careful, we could lose one of our nation’s most valuable learning and community resources.

In an American Library Association (ALA) survey of 7,260 public libraries on public usage and funding for the budget year 2011-2012, 57% of participating libraries reported that their funding was flat or decreased. Twenty-three states cut funding for public libraries – the third year in a row that 40% of states did so.

No doubt one reason for this erosion of financial support for public libraries is that we live in…Read more