Library Haunting — Gleanings — Utne Reader


This is an incredible article about libraries.

I remember, when I was very young, we’d spend lots of time in the library. I read the whole Nancy Drew collection. I read all of the Hardy Boys series. I read all of the Agatha Christie books they had there. I also spent plenty of time working through the entire mystery section. (Can you tell that I love a good mystery?)

When I moved down to Auburn Hills for work, one of the first things I did was get a library card at the Auburn Hills Public Library. It wasn’t far from my first apartment down there, and I spent loads of time in there. It was there that I discovered Dick Francis. It’s where I discovered “The Beauty Myth” by Naomi Wolf and “The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan. It’s where I had access to the internet. It’s where I went to a couple of engaging talks about fiber arts.

I really hope that libraries don’t ever die out. It’s something important to fund. Libraries are sometimes the ONLY access to internet some people have, and that’s important.

So, read this article, then go to your local library and check out something different.

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