Here are some fact type thingies:
1. Libraries are among the most valued and trusted of public institutions. I don't have any citation to back this up, but they have to be up there, way above elected officials or
2. Conservatives have tapped the social structures at mega-churches, recognizing that social conections are the most effective at determining how someone votes.
3. Libraries are wondering about their own role as "places," or rather destinations in the way that Applebees and megachurches have become destinations.
Its a sad comment, but the valuable "third places" in our society are no longer places were people randomly come together (maybe they were never that way), but rather places were people go because they know other folks they want to meet are there.
Democrats, especially, should be worried about the places in our communities, and making sure that there are enough places for people to get together.