Another timely and highly readable article on the importance of libraries to our communities, and one that will be of interest to local decision-makers. Thanks to Melissa Palank, MLA, for sharing this alert to ALA State Chapters:
The feature article in the Summer issue of the Planning Commissioners Journal, “Libraries at the Heart of Our Communities,” reports on the increasingly important role public libraries are playing in our communities. The article also focuses on how libraries can strengthen downtowns and main street districts. For a limited time the article is available to download at no charge (as a pdf file). The pdf can be redistributed as is. If you are interested in reprinting the article or excerpting from it for your newsletter (there will be no fee for this), please contact us first.
For information about Libraries at the Heart of Our Communities, and to download it, go to:
We hope you will share this information with your members, as we think the article will be a valuable resource in showing the benefits that strong libraries can bring to communities.
If you have any questions, contact:
Wayne Senville, Editor, Planning Commissioners Journal
802.864.9083 / email@example.com / http://www.plannersweb.com