AFSCME | The Library: Our Forgotten Pleasure

by Michael Bookman  |  February 20, 2014

The Library: Our Forgotten Pleasure

Imagine a building with hundreds upon thousands of books, row after row of desks for work and study, and computers linked to dependable, high-speed internet connecting rural and urban communities across the world. Imagine if this building was funded by local communities, committed to the betterment of the common good, open to anyone and everyone who wants to learn. Sounds wonderful. Sounds important. Sounds like a library.

Across America, there are senior citizens and others going to their local library to learn how to use computers. There are young children and teenagers using the library as a place to study without distraction. In some rural communities, the local library is the only place with reliable internet access, bringing a world of knowledge to remote places. Read more…

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