Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:05:30 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to
use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/15/neil-gaiman-future-libraries-reading-daydreaming

"It's important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and
whether they might be biased. A declaration of members' interests, of a sort.
So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. I'm going to tell you that
libraries are important. I'm going to suggest that reading fiction, that
reading for pleasure, is one of the most important things one can do. I'm going
to make an impassioned plea for people to understand what libraries and
librarians are, and to preserve both of these things."

A beautiful and important essay.

Share and enjoy,
            *** Xanni ***

--
Andrew Pam
Partner, Glass Wings http://glasswings.com.au/

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