I’m following the A to Z Challenge by posting every day in April (except Sundays) about the importance of libraries. I’m using the Library A to Z advocacy materials and a small selection of quotations in each post.
What good things about libraries begin with V?
Value (money libraries save); values (the things libraries stand for); viewing films & other materials; visually impaired users; voting (finding information on political issues).
There is, of course, one controversial V word: volunteer. Volunteers can be a great help in supplementing a library’s work, I’m one myself, but should never be a substitute for paid library staff. I’ve written on this blog about volunteers before, so I’m not going to repeat myself. In any case, I couldn’t do half as well as Dawn Finch who absolutely nails it in her post The harsh truth about volunteers. Go read it now!
Ok, that makes up for the fact that I don’t have much in the way of quotes to give you! Here’s Kurt Vonnegut:
I am eternally grateful for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on.
Do you have any other suggestions for V?