Libraries – considered writing a long piece, but then saw this …

In the words of Philip Pulman – let him sum it all up better than I:

“I love the public library service for what it did for me as a child and as a student and as an adult. I love it because its presence in a town or a city reminds us that there are things above profit, things that profit knows nothing about, things that have the power to baffle the greedy ghost of market fundamentalism, things that stand for civic decency and public respect for imagination and knowledge and the value of simple delight.

Leave the libraries alone. They are too precious to destroy.”

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