[Homestead] Old books
lurine at softcom.net
Wed Oct 29 01:34:41 EDT 2008
Wow, sure glad I don't live in your states! If the book exists in a library
OR college libarry anywhere, I can get it from my little bitty "Can't Get
Here From There" Nowheresville library. Walk in, check the online searchy
function thingy and then fill out the card. A week or two, sometimes more
because someone somewhere might have it checked out, and I've got any book
in the world!
----- Original Message -----
From: "bob ford" <bobford79 at yahoo.com>
> Libraries use to "disappear" Henry Miller and Wm. S. Burroughs. Now, it
> is more likely to be provocative political lit; and the bent dependent on
> where you live.
> very hard to find certain conservative authors in urban libraries.
> Librarians must receive many requests first, and then still get in a snit.
> Librarians have much power in community, as do booksellers. Internet has
> thankfully mediated much of that power ..... bobford
> --- On Tue, 10/28/08, eureka at hctc.net <eureka at hctc.net> wrote:
>> From: eureka at hctc.net <eureka at hctc.net>
>> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Old books
>> To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
>> Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 8:23 AM
>> This is true here. I don't use the library much because
>> they don't often order books I read. The general
>> population wants fluffy fiction, so that's what they
>> serve. All controversial books conveniently
>> from their holdings, no doubt incinerated in someone's
>> burn pile.
>> But they provide good kid's programs and Internet
>> and a charming location for community building so we
>> always help them raise money. They get almost nothing from
>> the government.
>> On Mon, 27 Oct 2008 14:55:49 -0800
>> "Lynda" <lurine at softcom.net> wrote:
>> > Well, a well stocked library could be construed as
>> >anti any government
>> > as it gives one the opportunity to read about things
>> >most governments don't
>> > want you to know. <g>
>> > Most modern interpretations of socialism = forced
>> >sharing. Libraries don't
>> > force sharing. And, before anyone jumps on the taxes
>> >bandwagon, most
>> > libraries get most/a lot of their funding from local
>> >folks doing fundraising
>> > and from book sales!
>> > Lynda
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