For Your Consideration

Libraries (Public and Academic) are not luxuries but necessities. They are not superfluous in the age of the Internet, but rather are as essential as ever, if not more so.

Libraries are agents of change for the positive. Note the following examples: --Literacy; --Workforce training. Many people entering the workforce rely on libraries to get them online; --Small business resources. Local businesses are increasingly tapping into the library's online databases to keep themselves competitive and to find new business opportunities; and finally, --Libraries as Catalysts for development. My thesis is that supporting libraries is a wise investment. Your insights are welcome. Communicate with Richard Thau, Director at