Self-aware. Self conscious. Self induced.

Libraries are Gardens

Stay away from monoculture.

First up, OpenLibrary.org, for your reading pleasure. I presume, given the fact that you’re reading this, that you have access to the Internet.

Then again, not everyone has access to a library, and actual structures are useful – not just for connecting and keeping people cool during grossly hot and wet Chicago summers. Thus, Philip Pullman.

Then again, Philip Pullman would say that. So would Neil Gaiman. They’re authors. They’ve got a vested interest in having their books read.

Okay, this is why books are important.

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2 responses

  1. Last year I was hired by the Milwaukee Public Library to visit first graders in MPS and teach them how to get a library card so that they could read books, use computers, etc. (for free!). The kids were thrilled. After one of the presentations a little boy came up to me and told me he couldn’t get a library card. His mom didn’t have a car, and even though they lived about half a mile from their neighborhood library, it wasn’t safe for them to walk there. Almost broke my heart.

    July 29, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    • Words fail. Ironically enough.

      July 29, 2011 at 6:17 pm

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