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If You Can Read This, You Should Probably Thank a Library

Liz Dwyer

Wish there weren't so many fast food joints in America? Take heart, there are more libraries than McDonald's. John Merrow writes that "during Thanksgiving week, I suggest we give thanks for our public libraries," because they "provide internet access, loans of DVDs and more, all with the endgame of promoting literacy. He offers a brilliant bumper sticker, too: “People go to libraries to find answers to their own questions. We make kids go to schools to answer someone else's."

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