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Defend Libraries Video

Nancy Dowd at the M Word: Marketing Libraries has a link to a wonderful video in support of libraries in these dangerous budget times.
Watch the video. Then come back.
Libraries are integral part of a community’s infrastructure
How awesome is it to see libraries positioned right along with the police and firefighters as essential community services?
In many respects citizens value the taxes they pay for police, firefighting, hospitals, ambulance service, and public libraries. Ask yourself this Sesame Street style:
“One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn’t belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?
Did you guess which thing was not like the others?
Did you guess which thing just doesn’t belong?
If you guessed this one is not like the others,
Then you’re absolutely…right!”
This one is the public library. Why?
I and most people would pay a hefty fee to be guaranteed that I and my family would never have to visit or be visited by the police, fire crews, hospital staff, or ambulances. The only thing on that list that I pay taxes for that I willingly and gladly choose to go to often is the public library.
And that’s different in a special way. All the others are awesome and Lord forbid they not be there or funded properly. But the world will be a lesser place and life in our communities damaged forever, if our public libraries are sacrificed at the altar of budgeting.

Posted on: June 8, 2009, 11:09 am Category: Uncategorized

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