Libraries don't just provide recreational services. If they did, there would be little argument from for folding the Library Board. Actually, since recreational reading isn't much in terms of a government service, I wouldn't argue when they started cutting funding for it.Here is the old post on this topic, before I knew they were thinking of shutting the board down.
But, the library is much more than recreational reading, it is at the heart of the purpose of education in America. Because of this valuable mission, it is even more vital to have an avenue of citizen engagement in how the library is run.
And, if we can retool the board to help focus this mission even more, so much the better.
Friday, July 21, 2006
Save the Olympia Library Board
I have a surprisingly lot to say on this topic. But, here is the good part: