I am writing this entry on my BlackBerry, while traveling home to get packed and ready for a much needed long weekend away from NYC. When the Blogathon for Louisville Free Public Library occurs (special shoutout to Andy Woodworth for organizing the effort) I will be relaxing.
But, I couldn’t let the opportunity to toot the horn for libraries! Libraries need all the support they can get! I’ll keep it short and sweet.
So… why are libraries awesome?
1. Librarians are the original search engines. Libraries have been, and will be a portal of information and resources always. Take advantage, use libraries, just don’t abuse libraries. :o)
2. Libraries are America’s lifelines, a widely circulated article “Libraries Are America’s Lifelines. Leave Them Alone” by Kenneth David. It’s worth a re-read.
3. Libraries are charitable. I know that at my library never throws out books. We donate our discards, and I know this is a trend for most libraries. Libraries are socially conscious. My top places to donate books: Better World Books and Books for Africa.
I could go on, but the point has been made. Bottom line: Support our libraries!