Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Planning Commissioners Journal Touts Library Development

(Thanks to Tom Hennen for the heads-up.)

Link to the Planning Commissioners Journal Planners Web. From this point, you can download a pdf file of "Libraries at the Heart of our Communities".

Excerpt from intro: For too long, libraries have been under-appreciated, often drawing less interest than a new sports arena, shopping complex, office tower, or theater. But the good news is that this has begun to change, as more communities are recognizing the value that having a strong library brings.

Not only do libraries provide valuable services for residents of all ages, incomes, and ethnic backgrounds, but they can also inject a healthy dose of vitality into downtowns, main streets, and neighborhoods.

I just sent the link to this article to Middleton's City Planner.

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