Boston Globe Editorial on Dartmouth Library Privatization

On Tuesday March 25th, the Boston Globe contains an editorial on the subject of privatizing the Dartmouth and Tewksbury Public Libraries. A committee in town is investigating possible town services that could go private and has included the public library for consideration. The editorial states,

“FACED WITH tight budgets, the towns of Dartmouth and Tewksbury are thinking about privatizing their libraries. The impulse is understandable, given anemic revenues and spiraling costs. But libraries should remain wholly public entities. Libraries serve as the heart and mind of their communities, welcoming preschool children to the world of reading and connecting adults to books, movies, music and the vast reaches of the Internet. They aren’t as vital as police or fire services, but neither are they as easily outsourced as park maintenance or garbage collection.”

Read the entire editorial.


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