Note — Sep 16, 2018

To Restore Civil Society, Start With the Library

Seen in → No.49

Source → nytimes.com/2018/09/08/opinion/sunday/civil...

There is a great disconnect between the reality of library use and the opinions of many policy makers. Libraries are needed and constitute one of the few social infrastructures we still support.

Libraries stand for and exemplify something that needs defending: the public institutions that — even in an age of atomization, polarization and inequality — serve as the bedrock of civil society.