Josh Ritter on Libraries

2020-01-14T14:29:22-05:00

Josh Ritter on Libraries At a time when many question the utility of libraries, musician and writer Josh Ritter offers a robust and beautifully expressed defense of their enduring value in the age of wikipedia.org and amazon.com. His words can be found, fittingly enough, in Know the Past, Find the Future, a collection of essays marking the centennial of the New York Public Library's Fifth Avenue flagship in 2011. Here is an excerpt: "There is the reading, of course. That is the given reason for going to a library. "But I think that there's another. I think that sometimes we go [...]