Steve Lopez, a columnist with the Los Angeles Times, recently wrote a column about libraries and also talks about his son, who happens to be a librarian.
Lopez believes that: "Libraries are a public good and a civic responsibility." He continues by saying that "There's a critical symbolic value to libraries as well. Their very existence tells us that books are so vital to our intellectual well-being that we keep them on display in special buildings and pass them between each other, as if they were community treasures."
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