Friday, October 14th, 2011

Please remember your local library

Stephanie

Many people in my city of 75,000 would be lost without the services my local public library provides. My library lets you borrow books, CD’s, DVD’s, magazines, audio books- has free computer access and free WiFi for it’s patrons, homework help for children, storytelling, a bookmobile, and many additional services, all free to the public. They have a rich resource of titles for e-lending and recently added a program for Kindle owners to borrow as well.

My library offers all of this yet is constantly facing budget cuts causing them to reduce the number of hours the library is open, and increase the cost of healthcare to the people who work there. Two programs designed to help the library generate revenue on its own, are book sales and a “Buy A Book” program, both of which I do my best to support each year.

If you never thought about it before, see if you can set aside a few dollars to donate to your local library – I’m sure they, and all of the people it supports, would  greatly appreciate it.


6 thoughts on “Please remember your local library

  1. Thank you!! The reason I became a librarian has a lot to do with the freedom I found there as a child…the freedom to explore and to wonder, to discover what interested me, to choose for myself–knowing that there was an adult nearby if I needed anything. Long, Long, live that sort of freedom…for everyone…the homeless, children, adults, passers-by, the curious, the writer, the student…

  2. Thank you!! The reason I became a librarian has a lot to do with the freedom I found there as a child…the freedom to explore and to wonder, to discover what interested me, to choose for myself–knowing that there was an adult nearby if I needed anything. Long, Long, live that sort of freedom…for everyone…the homeless, children, adults, passers-by, the curious, the writer, the student…

  3. I give to my local library all the time–books, cd’s & dvd’s I no longer want or need, plus the things that friends pass on to me looking for a good home. They’re better off in a place where hundreds of people can benefit from them.

  4. I give to my local library all the time–books, cd’s & dvd’s I no longer want or need, plus the things that friends pass on to me looking for a good home. They’re better off in a place where hundreds of people can benefit from them.

  5. This is great. Our local library takes donations of used books all the time. Since I have limited space in my apartment, unless it’s a book I really want to keep, I donate to the library. It makes me feel good when I go and see books I’ve read on the shelves for others to enjoy.

  6. This is great. Our local library takes donations of used books all the time. Since I have limited space in my apartment, unless it’s a book I really want to keep, I donate to the library. It makes me feel good when I go and see books I’ve read on the shelves for others to enjoy.

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