Libraries - thriving and diving
I wish we could call FEMA; this feels like a natural disaster to me," said Ted Stark, interim library director for Jackson County.
"Libraries are so much more than just libraries in rural areas. This is where all the town meetings are held, where all the kids come after school, where everything -- everything -- happens," he said. Indeed, today;s libraries have evolved from merely loaning out books to providing Internet access, reading hour for babies, community meeting centers and art galleries.
This raises again the digital divide between the haves and the haves-not and sets back our students.