A library reflects the communities and the cultures in which it operates, and library collections and programs reflect the reading tastes, the history and the priorities of the residents.
A library is clearly “place” in the sense of a physical space filled with books, posters, signs and desks. But just as obviously, a library is also people.
Libraries are public spaces where people meet, take out books and study. Libraries hold communities together.
I may have told you this story before but, even at the risk of sounding like a broken record, I will tell it again.…