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Ray Bradbury and Library Talk

Science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury, was featured in the NYT this weekend and his passion for “why  libraries” made me stop, and think about this summer. We all know the economy is in a bad way, which means that some parents will not be able to afford to send their children to camps. (I haven’t.) Hence, more children will probably be using their local libraries this summer as a place of refuge. Yes–> libraries will be taking on new meaning. And this quote by Bradbury made me ask the question. Thanks to the economic recession, will we be raising another generation of Ray Bradburys? “Libraries raised me,” Mr. Bradbury said. “I don’t believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don’t have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn’t go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.” (By Jennifer Steinhauer A Literary Legend Fights for a Local Library)