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Neil Gaiman Has Some Thought Provoking (and Brilliant) Ideas About the Keys to Our Future

Liz Dwyer

In Neil Gaiman's recent lecture for the Reading Agency in London, he, unsurprisingly, advocated for reading--and for reading fiction. But he also offered up some brilliant ideas about how libraries aren't an antiquated entity. Instead, Gaiman calls them "the gates to the future," and elaborates on our "responsibilities to the future. Responsibilities and obligations to children, to the adults those children will become, to the world they will find themselves inhabiting."

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  • Stef McDonald

    Love what he says about libraries being "about freedom. Freedom to read, freedom of ideas, freedom of communication. They are about education (which is not a process that finishes the day we leave school or university), about entertainment, about making safe spaces, and about access to information...." So right on.