The Importance of Public Libraries

Is the public library obsolete?

So begins sociologist Eric Klinenberg’s article in a recent (8 Sept 2018) New York Times opinion piece, entitled “To Restore Civil Society Start With the Library.”  He states, “Libraries stand for and exemplify something that needs defending: the public institutions that — even in an age of atomization, polarization and inequality — serve as the bedrock of civil society.”

Our little library has always embraced the philosophy that our facility, our staff, our patrons, our volunteers, make our community a better place to live.  More than just a place to pick up a good book or do research on a project, the library continues to outreach for all through its programming for the young, and not so young,   You are always welcome to join us!

Thank you for your continued attendance and financial support!

This entry was posted in What's New by Pat Solin. Bookmark the permalink.

About Pat Solin

Patricia Smith Solin works with her son, Michael, on creating posts and maintaining the technical aspects of the RFL Association website & Facebook posts. She was the school librarian for 10 years at Riverton Public School (NJ) and contributes articles for the Gaslight News, the official publication of the Historical Society of Riverton.