One of the first things my father taught me was that the library was made for and available to me. It’s a place where you not only learn from books but you learn responsibility - how to borrow, take care of, and give back. It’s an important lesson to learn as a child. NYPL was crucial for me when building the Red Rooster. Visiting the Schomburg Center and other libraries helped me to learn more about Harlem and its food.
People who live in communities without a cake pan collection can ask about an interlibrary loan, Rippel said, adding that people can check the Kansas Library Catalog online to find cake pans in libraries that have catalogued their collections.
"Kansas libraries let people check out cake pans"
This is so fantastic. Libraries provide consumable ideas and aids for consumption. Sometimes our needs can come in the way of being able to visit the library purely for the pleasure of books. With it being the only safe, free, public space for intellectual progression, the library is becoming more and more “practical” by providing classes, computers, and now kitchen items for lending. What do you wish your library had? And conversely, are there any potential collection materials that could jeopardize a library’s function?
The three of us lamented this change and the cultural vandalism we felt it represented. Or, if you take the opposite view, we stood around pointlessly, like the Luddite, fiscally ignorant liberals we are, complaining about the inevitable.