|Larry Wolf, Currently On Loan from the Chicago Public Library (2023)|
From The New York Times - A Love Letter To Libraries, Long Overdue
It’s easy to romanticize libraries. But, the fact is, they’re not “just” about the written word. Were they ever? As local safety nets shriveled, the library roof magically expanded from umbrella to tarp to circus tent to airplane hangar. The modern library keeps its citizens warm, safe, healthy, entertained, educated, hydrated and, above all, connected.