Thursday, December 16, 2010

Closing the Books?

"Closing the Books?" Newsweek / David A. Graham.
New York: Newsweek Online, August 23rd 2010.

"The impact of cuts may not have hit home for most patrons, though. Outside the Brooklyn Public Library last week, Birgitta Victorson, who had been there for story time with her toddler son Magnus, said she hadn’t heard about the library’s budget problems. One reason, she said, was that she’d only recently started using the library: “Because of my own budget cuts at home, I have to find a way to utilize the library, because I can’t buy my own books.” She said the constant stream of people going in shows how important the library is as a center of the community."