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Your Public Library matters

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:29 pm

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Re: Your Public Library matters

Postby Haruo » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:21 pm

Good article, but what on earth is "library football"?
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Re: Your Public Library matters

Postby KeithE » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:16 pm

Haruo wrote:Good article, but what on earth is "library football"?

That was library footfall. IOW, attendance.
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Re: Your Public Library matters

Postby JE Pettibone » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:22 am

KeithE wrote:
Haruo wrote:Good article, but what on earth is "library football"?

That was library footfall. IOW, attendance.


Ed: Or literally, the foot traffic into libraries.
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Re: Your Public Library matters

Postby William Thornton » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:57 am

I love my public liberry and am never without a few books. Right now I have "Big Chicken" (I'm near the poultry capital of the world, Gainesville, Ga), a Stephen King book impulse item off the large'print shelf, and the nonfiction account of the Essex whaling ship. My liberry has a pretty good local and Ga history room. A new addition included a vast room with dozens of computers, no interest to me but always a bunch of patrons using them.

But I'm at a loss to understand why my local liberry shouldn't be seen as a strictly local expense.

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Re: Your Public Library matters

Postby KeithE » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:12 am

William Thornton wrote:I love my public liberry and am never without a few books. Right now I have "Big Chicken" (I'm near the poultry capital of the world, Gainesville, Ga), a Stephen King book impulse item off the large'print shelf, and the nonfiction account of the Essex whaling ship. My liberry has a pretty good local and Ga history room. A new addition included a vast room with dozens of computers, no interest to me but always a bunch of patrons using them.

But I'm at a loss to understand why my local liberry shouldn't be seen as a strictly local expense.


Trump Renews Bid to Eliminate Library Funding, NEA, and NEH. This cut was rejected for the 2018 budget. I have not been able to find if this funding was eliminated or not in the Omnibus Funding Bill.

American Library Association blowback.

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That’s cs - a cheap shot. I for one appreciate Stephen’s article.
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Re: Your Public Library matters

Postby Dave Roberts » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:00 am

William Thornton wrote:I love my public liberry and am never without a few books. Right now I have "Big Chicken" (I'm near the poultry capital of the world, Gainesville, Ga), a Stephen King book impulse item off the large'print shelf, and the nonfiction account of the Essex whaling ship. My liberry has a pretty good local and Ga history room. A new addition included a vast room with dozens of computers, no interest to me but always a bunch of patrons using them.

But I'm at a loss to understand why my local liberry shouldn't be seen as a strictly local expense.



William, you have obviously never lived in one of two areas. The first is to live in areas where poverty and the loss of industry have decimated the tax base. Without federal assistance, many materials would not exist in the local libraries. The second is living in areas that are heavy on the military's presence. With so much property off the tax rolls on military bases, without federal subsidies, local governments would find it impossible to support cultural and educational extras like libraries. My wife worked for three library systems in impoverished areas in Western NC and Southwestern VA. Without that assistance, it would have been hard to get new materials, subscribe to periodicals, and to sponsor outreach efforts like book mobiles, materials taken to senior centers and nursing homes, and delivery of materials to homebound people. For those reasons, I hope you will look beyond your local library at the broader picture.
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Re: Your Public Library matters

Postby William Thornton » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:18 am

KeithE wrote:
William Thornton wrote:I love my public liberry and am never without a few books. Right now I have "Big Chicken" (I'm near the poultry capital of the world, Gainesville, Ga), a Stephen King book impulse item off the large'print shelf, and the nonfiction account of the Essex whaling ship. My liberry has a pretty good local and Ga history room. A new addition included a vast room with dozens of computers, no interest to me but always a bunch of patrons using them.

But I'm at a loss to understand why my local liberry shouldn't be seen as a strictly local expense.


Trump Renews Bid to Eliminate Library Funding, NEA, and NEH. This cut was rejected for the 2018 budget. I have not been able to find if this funding was eliminated or not in the Omnibus Funding Bill.

American Library Association blowback.

William Thornton wrote:...and I've never been banned.


That’s cs - a cheap shot. I for one appreciate Stephen’s article.


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Re: Your Public Library matters

Postby KeithE » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:48 am

William Thornton wrote:
KeithE wrote:
William Thornton wrote:I love my public liberry and am never without a few books. Right now I have "Big Chicken" (I'm near the poultry capital of the world, Gainesville, Ga), a Stephen King book impulse item off the large'print shelf, and the nonfiction account of the Essex whaling ship. My liberry has a pretty good local and Ga history room. A new addition included a vast room with dozens of computers, no interest to me but always a bunch of patrons using them.

But I'm at a loss to understand why my local liberry shouldn't be seen as a strictly local expense.


Trump Renews Bid to Eliminate Library Funding, NEA, and NEH. This cut was rejected for the 2018 budget. I have not been able to find if this funding was eliminated or not in the Omnibus Funding Bill.

American Library Association blowback.

William Thornton wrote:...and I've never been banned.


That’s cs - a cheap shot. I for one appreciate Stephen’s article.


....from the liberry.


How did you know that I’m in my library? :)
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Re: Your Public Library matters

Postby William Thornton » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:59 am

..clairvoyance?
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Re: Your Public Library matters

Postby Haruo » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:32 pm

William Thornton wrote:I love my public liberry, and am never without a few books. Right now I have "Big Chicken" (I'm near the poultry capital of the world, Gainesville, Ga), a Stephen King book impulse item off the large'print shelf, and the nonfiction account of the Essex whaling ship. My liberry has a pretty good local and Ga history room. A new addition included a vast room with dozens of computers, no interest to me but always a bunch of patrons using them.

But I'm at a loss to understand why my local liberry shouldn't be seen as a strictly local expense.

Everyone in the country benefits from the good effects of good libraries. Those good libraries that are in disadvantaged communities promote the general welfare more than those in wealthy communities do.
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