So even though those unfinished challenges are still unfinished, I read this week that more people are getting out to use Milwaukee's Public Libraries. It's unfortunate that it takes a huge recession to drive that usage, and it's extremely unfortunate that fantastic independent bookstores are dying at the same time. However, I am glad to hear that people are finding value in an underappreciated and essential public resource. Hopefully they're doing more than just using computers and DVDs -- hopefully people are rediscovering the joy of reading!
Thanks to Left on the Lake for bringing light to this issue.