Monday, April 27, 2015

NY Times: Denying NY Libraries the Fuel They Need

Hsia Jian Li of Queens browsed at the Bayside library branch in 2011.  
Kirsten Luce for The New York Times

Denying NY Libraries the Fuel They Need, New York Times, April 24, 2015

...the city’s libraries have more users than major professional sports, performing arts, museums, gardens and zoos — combined.

No one who has set foot in the libraries — crowded at all hours with adults learning languages, using computers, borrowing books, hunting for jobs, and schoolchildren researching projects or discovering stories — can mistake them for anything other than power plants of intellect and opportunity. They are distributed without regard to wealth.

Over the last decade, they have not gotten anywhere near the kind of capital funding enjoyed by sports teams.

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