Across the nation, libraries are facing massive budget cuts. Furthermore, a large portion of the library budget is now dedicated to technology and makerspaces. Libraries are closing. Libraries are losing shelf space to make room for makerspaces and technology centers. Public libraries are necessary for the community. They provide a free education resource. Books are the ultimate learning source for people of all ages and interests.
This article from the Huffington Post explains "Why Libraries Matter." American Library Association President Molly Raphael writes, "We need library supporters to continue to step forward all across the country. Many have and the results are impressive; decision-makers listen to what people in their communities want. Libraries design their services to meet the diverse needs of their specific communities so it is not surprising that people fight for what matters to them. Resources are available to help communities at ILoveLibraries.org." This is definitely an article worth reading!