When I looked into becoming a Big Brother/Big Sister through the United Way a few months ago, one of the counsellors told me that there are children living in South Florida who have never been taken to a bakery. She told me there are children in our county who have never been driven across the causeway and so they have never seen the ocean.
Now, with the county mayor’s irresponsible decision that there are too many libraries in our neighborhoods, four will be closed, and the other 45 will be partially closed. Severely cut hours renders a library useless.
I wonder how many children will never be able to access a library. When just one falls between the cracks, the ripple effects have the potential to harm us all. If children don’t have the opportunity to create, they will use their idle time to destroy.
Library Employee 192