opinion: Library reinvention vital for future of community
It would be easy to assume in a world of constant connectivity, instant communication and ever smaller, cheaper and ubiquitous electronic devices, that a library is now a useless anachronism of modern society.
That couldn't be further from the truth. We desperately need places to connect with history, with art, with knowledge and with each other. The vision that the Ann Arbor District Library has for a reinvention of our public library as a resource for our entire community, and one that takes into consideration how the world has changed in seeking knowledge, makes their proposal compelling and essential.
We take great pride in our community: our downtown, our parks, our schools, our children and how we take care of all of them together. A library is one of those key resources that we as leaders can only bring about as a whole community working together.
Richard B. Sheridan