Wednesday, March 10, 2010
MSLA Bookmark Awards Ceremony and Rally for Massachusetts Libraries
MSLA (Massachusetts School Library Association) Bookmark Awards Ceremony in the State House in Boston
The winners of the MSLA Bookmark Contest with their librarians
Inside of the State House
I participated in the Rally for Massachusetts Libraries in front of the State House against the cuts to the funding of the Massachusetts libraries (both school and public). It seems outrageous that the state wants to cut the libraries' budget by more than half of its current budget. I think the libraries are such a great resource for so many people and it's a key to having an intelligent, well-read and well-informed new generation.
I personally really love libraries. I use interlibrary loans almost obsessively, ordering 20 or more art books at a time. The libraries remember me really quickly. I also enjoy checking out different libraries in various towns I visit. A lot of towns are associated in my mind with their libraries. Many of those libraries are located in really beautiful and/or historic buildings.