“Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be easily found elsewhere: an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay.” Zadie Smith

sexta-feira, 21 de setembro de 2012


 "I really don't find it a political argument. It's about equality of opportunity. You know you don't expect everyone to be as educated as everyone else or have the same achievements but you expect at least to be offered at least some of the opportunities and libraries are the most simple and the most open way to give people access to books.

Libraries are vital to every society in every culture. They don't discriminate. They don't care if you are rich or poor, well read or can't read a word. Saving libraries is about more than waiting until the local council decides on cuts. Saving libraries is making sure the public recognise they should use the resources before they are threatened."

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