On June 28, FOX News affiliates in Boston, New York and Chicago each ran 5-7 minute segments on public libraries. Though I never imagined myself endorsing content distributed by FOX, these news clips have provided the best coverage I’ve seen of our public library dilemmas. They did a good job highlighting the value delivered by public libraries and articulated questions many reasonable people ask about them. In fact, the segments closely parallel discussions I’ve had with library professionals, users and non-users over the past year.
The FOX affiliates put a lot of great discussion points out there and I’ll take them up over the next few posts. For now, here are the videos.
Boston: Cities and towns toy with removing libraries to save money
New York: Libraries: Luxury Or Lifeline?
Chicago: Are Libraries Necessary, or a Waste of Tax Money?