public libraries


The only public library bookmobile in western Massachusetts is back on the road for a second season.

The fundraising campaign for the Gloversville Public Library has received has a $1 million boost.

 The suicide of Aaron Swartz made me focus on what he’d been fighting for – free access to knowledge on the internet. Swartz’s methods were misguided and illegal but his purposes are nevertheless worth thinking about. He was part of a movement devoted to giving us all free access to government documents, research papers and much else, believing that it should all be available on the internet at no charge.