public libraries

     For the first time in five years, Massachusetts is providing financial help to build new public libraries.

WAMC

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

Wiki Commons

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.