Sunday, September 23, 2012
The Public Library as Meet-Up Spot
New Nashville library director is big on outreach. (Nashville Tennessean, 9/23/2012)
Excerpt: The library as the most important meet-up spot?
Really, these days? Absolutely, he [Kent Oliver] said. And then he pointed out his office window to the library courtyard, where more than 700 people had just gathered for a free lunchtime concert and announcement about a new citywide reading program.
“We are certainly a place where everybody is welcome,” he said. “Regardless of their economic circumstances or their social circumstances, we are here to serve the public. That is why it’s so critical that we keep our doors open.”