Reasons to Love Libraries

Tama Art Library

1. Physical Information
As wonderful and amazing as The Internet is, it’s not great at transmitting haptic qualities. The library is a place where the physical properties of information can still be accessed.

2. Public-Supported Public Space
Public libraries are one of the only non-commercial, interior public spaces. They are a place to be without having to spend (more money than you’ve already given to taxes, assuming you’ve paid your taxes).

3. Sacred Space of the Intellectual
There is something wonderful and undeniable about wandering through stacks, waiting for inspiration to find you in the form of the right book. Or in sitting silent in a room with other people, all intently focused on their own pursuits.

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