Monthly Archives: December 2012

Pekin Public Library gets new digital sign – Pekin, IL – Pekin Daily Times – Pekin, IL

Pekin Public Library gets new digital sign – Pekin, IL – Pekin Daily Times – Pekin, IL. I would love to get %18,000 to buy books and pay for programming. 🙂

Libraries survive while bookstores close

bookstoresvsolibrariesThis NY Times article makes me think about the long discussion of libraries vs. bookstores. Many of us remember the debates in library school about how bookstores were going to replace libraries. Libraries had to be able to compete with bookstores.

When Borders in Downtown Chicago closed and the Chicago Public Libraries stayed open with reduced hours I knew who would survive. In the end no matter what hardships people endure the library is always there.

As libraries continue to thrive with limited resources and budget cuts we need the support of our patrons. Financial support, donations and advocacy, just to name a few contribute to the longevity of our libraries.

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Obama presidential library in Chicago?

obama_libraryIn response to this article in the Chicago Tribune if the Obama presidential library is build in Chicago I think it should be built in a community that needs the economic boost like Bronzeville. Beautiful architecture and a rich history exist in this community.

Since his first campaign Chicago has been super supportive of Obama. It would be right in the heart of a community that loves the President.

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