The library is an indispensable institution that is hidden in plain sight. In general, society pays little attention to the library, takes it completely for granted, although society would miss it dearly if it disappeared. Libraries make society better… Anyone can hang out at the library and they can do it for FREE – a value that cannot be overestimated.
The library is able to change people’s lives because of the FREE fundamental services it offers – computers and internet access, a small business center, online career center, the list goes on. An added benefit is they also have the priceless knowledge and experience of dedicated librarians. All of these offerings in turn have a large impact on workforce development; a fact that cannot be ignored by city leaders and the business community.