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More often than not a comment section for on-line articles can send you in a fit of rage and can harden your view on certain topics. The NPR article entitled “Do We Need Libraries?” is different because it invites you into the conversation by having the question as the title of the article. The article itself is a short history on libraries (focused on Carnegie Libraries) and was published on May 5, 2015 by Linton Weeks through the NPR History Dept website blog. Learn a bit about the history of libraries, take notice of the reference to the Pittsfield Public Library in Maine (see image below), and then read though some of the comments. There are some wonderful sentiments, memories, ideas, and future plans that people have around their experience with libraries. This article (and the comments section) definitely deserves the spotlight!

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Carnegie Public Library in Pittsfield, Maine – Library of Congress image.