Ursula K. Le Guin on the Sacredness of Public Libraries | Brain Pickings

In a 1997 speech celebrating the renovation of Portland’s Multnomah County Library, Le Guin writes: A library is a focal point, a sacred place to a community; and its sacredness is its accessibility, its publicness. It’s everybody’s place.
After an affectionate time-travel tour of the formative libraries in her life, Le Guin considers the universal gift of the free public library: Knowledge sets us free, art sets us free. A great library is freedom.

Source: Ursula K. Le Guin on the Sacredness of Public Libraries | Brain Pickings

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