25 Sep '11, 4pm

Libraries Are Closing: 5 Lost Skills | Care2 Healthy Living

Libraries Are Closing: 5 Lost Skills | Care2 Healthy Living

I’ve been thinking a lot about my childhood experiences of visiting my local library and bookmobile each week. I remember the first book “loaned” to me: Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hatches The Egg . It saddened me when I read this crayoned note, via Facebook via Elephant Journal via the Daily Watt (certainly some symbolism there), knowing so many children will miss out on the valuable experience of visiting their local libraries: “In 1971, Troy, Michigan’s children’s librarian Marguerite Hart sent out dozens of letters …notable figures asking for words to inspire the public library’s younger patrons…[here's] the timeless response she received from one Theodor Geisel — better known as Dr. Seuss.” Heartbreaking addendum: “the Troy Public Library is being shut down this year due to a vote that decided our city’s decreased budget would be better utilized elsewhere.” So many literary and...

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