Mindful reasons to revisit our local libraries » Mindful Living Network | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"With free information online, many people question the value of public libraries. Unfortunately, they're overlooking how important these institutions are to our community..."


"Here are Mindful reasons (from Public Libraries online) for why we should revisit our local libraries:


Community builders: Local libraries not only address local social problems, but also preserve historic artifacts and relevant histories.

Centers of diversity: They provide information about diverse cultures. They also offer programs and sources for immigrants and non-English speakers.

Centers of art: Public libraries provide space and information for free art exploration and expression.

Education: Writers of this Public Libraries article call libraries “the people’s university,” providing knowledge for all, regardless of socioeconomic statuses.

Guardians of knowledge: Our libraries help with child development, not only by providing books but also programs like summer reading and tutoring."