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My Not So Merry Correspondence with our Public Library; or, Virtue Unrewarded

January 23, 2018 Dear Devoted Reader, For a number of years now I have been describing and protesting the intentional degradation of Pima County Public Library as a library (that is, a place that should first and foremost have a variety of books and magazines, as opposed to a place that has meeting rooms, “entrepreneurial […]

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Are Billionaire Foundations Dumbing Down Our Public Library?

It all started innocently enough. I and some other members of the Tucson Chapter of the National Writers Union had been noticing that books which we’d been intending to or had already read — written by some very established international and “mid-list” literary authors — were disappearing from our public library’s shelves to, it seemed, […]

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On Pima County Public Library’s discarded books policy

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Our views vary from incensed to concerned at the Occupied Tucson Citizen regarding Pima County Public Library (PCPL) policies on aggressively selling books that are not regularly checked out. But we all agree that libraries must be repositories of knowledge first and foremost, and not merely repositories of popular culture. There are […]

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