Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Tribute to the The Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library was the first publicly supported library in the United States. It was the first large library open to the public in the United States, and the first public library to allow people to borrow books to take home to read. All adult residents of the state are entitled to borrowing and research privileges. According to its website, the Boston Public Library contains 8.9 million books, making it one of the largest public libraries in the nation.
Because of state budget cuts the library's future looks bleak. As a lover of books, as well as the library system it's self, I am concerned. Libraries are a great equalizer. They are there for every citizen no matter what station in life. I hope that our state will live up to this proud history as it decides the fate of this grand institution.


  1. I wholeheartedly agree. The BPL is beautiful, accessible and useful to everyone, and it is an important part of Boston's identity. Thank you for the post!

  2. I completely agree. The BPL is a wonderful recource. Especially in these economic times. We need a free place to go and enjoy and borrow to our hearts content. Nice post.

  3. The BPL is also a good place to go, sit, and write. I miss it.