Close the Libraries
Cory Doctorow points out this Fox News article arguing that we should close libraries because they’re a waste of public funds. It’s interesting, because as we pointed out in our post about Cory’s talk at the Coop, he has said that librarians have power because people are afraid to criticize them. Well, not Fox News!
Our local news has been talking about how library usage has been skyrocketing during the recession with all of the people looking for jobs. It seems like a crazy time to try to save by closing them. What do you think?
I saw that Warren, MI was closing 3 libraries in today’s Macomb Daily. Very sad. Same story from Troy, MI too. Haven’t local administrations heard the saying, “Closing libraries in a recession is like closing hospitals during a plague.” Funny, Novi, MI is presently constructing a new BIGGER library…