This is the last of my A to Z Challenge posts about the importance of libraries. I’ve been using the Library A to Z advocacy materials and adding a small selection of quotations. Thank you to everyone who has followed along.
What good things about libraries begin with Z?
Zines (magazines); zzzzz (child sleeping after being read bedtime story).
And a posthumous thank you to Frank Zappa who supplies both of today’s quotes:
If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the Library.
So many books, so little time.
And that’s it! Except, not quite. If you haven’t already, I urge you to visit the Library A to Z site. There are downloadable materials, including the graphics and words that I’ve been using, and a page of excellent arguments about the importance of libraries. These are mostly non-country specific, but in the UK we should make urgent use of them. The General Election is days away. There may be other issues on your mind, but have you asked your candidates about their views on libraries? For more ideas on what to say, see CILIPS’ (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) Electionwatch page. And above all – vote!
Thanks again to everyone who has read, commented and made suggestions over the last month. If you have any for Z, please add them below. Au revoir!