It is officially National Library Week! This year it’s April 10-16, so please find some way to support and/or advocate for your public library this week. I wrote to three government officials via the Massachusetts Library Association site, and have already received two replies: one a formality from one of the Governor’s aides, but another really nice e-mail (personal enough to tell my own letter had been read) from State Senator Patricia Jehlen, agreeing about the importance of libraries in our communities.
It’s easy to think of government as impersonal, removed, and impossibly bureaucratic (and, at present, rather gridlocked). That makes it all the more gratifying to be reminded that the government is made up of people, and those people are there for our benefit. So write to your legislators today, and remember to say thank you!