The future of the public library is under attack - 2019-08-13

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F0.png The future of the public library is under attack August 13, 2019, Olivia Robinson, rabble.ca

Imagine a place where you can sit, read, eat, write, learn or create -- all without having to pay $6 for a latte or a flaky pastry, or without feeling guilty for camping out in a coffee shop for an afternoon. Wildly diverging populations continue to seek out an elusive sanctuary, a great equalizer where parents, toddlers, teenagers, seniors or even someone sleeping rough on city streets at night can spend the day.

Chances are that you, like the majority of Canadians, have a card that can access a place like this and all its resources. But unlike the other plastic cards stuffed in your wallet, it's free.

It's your public library card.

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{{cite news | first = Olivia | last = Robinson | title = The future of the public library is under attack | url = http://rabble.ca/news/2019/08/future-public-library-under-attack | work = rabble.ca | date = August 13, 2019 | accessdate = August 14, 2019 }}