A Must Read Article

If you haven’t heard on the news or in the newspaper this morning, Tennessee has been ranked almost last in the nation for its public libraries in almost every category. The link below is to an article in The Tennessean written about the underfunding of our libraries. Please take the time to read this article. In light of this, we need to realize how important the services we offer are to our patrons. Even though we are not given the resources we need and deserve, we can still offer a lot. If we do our best with what we have maybe more people will see how important we are to our community. Ok, I’m off my soapbox now. Thanks.

Read the article here.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Betty on July 17, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Climb up on your soapbox any old time. Comment well taken.
    I know I quote my mom more than I should, but here I go again….”Of all the things I wear, my expression is the most important”

    The ‘impression’ we make with our ‘expression’ can make or break a patron’s library usage.

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  2. Posted by Brittney on July 18, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Wow this is very suprising and before i started working here i did not realize how important my job was, so i guess my eyes were opened.

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  3. Posted by Danielle on September 18, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    This just makes me all the more glad that we are building our new library. Also, it makes me grateful for the generosity of patrons, who do their best to donate items for our shelves, even when they don’t have much.

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