I am sharing here a wonderful letter in support of a library in Wales, written by the author and illustrator Jackie Morris. Jackie posted this letter on her blog, "The balance of life as an artist and illustrator living in Wales; or how to avoid housework."
Jackie gives a lovely plea for a library which is slated to be relocated to a "parking lot". (?!) I think you will be moved by her defense of libraries just as I am. I just had to share this. Libraries play such an important role for children, and I know many people who remember the library as a "bridge" for them to a larger world.
If you click on the link below, you will be able to read Jackie's post.