Saturday, January 24, 2009

milwaukee props: library usage increasing

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.

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