Our Florida State Rep. PAUL RENNER dismissively said in response to a question on library construction funding, "people can now buy books with one click."
Sounds like Republican future Florida Speaker of the House PAUL RENNER badly needs his consciousness raised about economics and the centrality in Americans lives of free public libraries.
Free public libraries are a national treasure and essential to democracy. They were invented by Ben Franklin and are now more numerous than McDonald's -- 16,220 public libraries, including branches.
I am grateful to my mom, who took me to get my first library card on my sixth birthday, the first day on which I was eligible
Thanks to Roxanne Young:
From Palm Coast Observer:
I don't know anyone who could afford to purchase the wide variety of books, audiobooks, magazines and more that people can check out, much less store them.