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Monday, May 16, 2011

Musing Monday - May 16th 2011 - Do We Need Libraries?

his week's musing asks...
The local Catholic school board is closing its school libraries, and parents and teachers --and even the students-- are in an uproar. Budget cuts demanded that the board choose something to get rid of... they choose libraries. As such, many librarians have lost their jobs. And, the board is moving the books to the classrooms, instead. They feel that it is a good solution.
What do you think? Should the schools be without an actual "library" room? Is this a good solution?

This is a hard question for me to answer to be honest.  When I was in elementary school I can't imagine not having a library accessed to me from school but in Jr. High and High School both library were under construction most of the time I went there so we didn't have a library.   I think as long as it is not a permanent solution to a problem and they bring them back or as long as the kids have the local libraries maybe it is not so bad.  It could still be a workable situation.

4 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

If they can't afford it, I can understand. But still it's a terribly sad thought.

BookMystress/Monique Writes said...

I can understand kind of, i live out of town at times through my life the school library was sometimes the only place i could get the books i needed to get through my work, the internet was not big in Australia through the 90's

The Book Mystress, xx

readingromances said...

My school had a very big and comfy library, I still miss it! It was so good!

caite said...

I have to agree...so long as there are public libraries, while it is a sad decision to have to make, it could be worse.