Blog 63: Frank Huysmans

De bibliotheek van nu in 100 woorden

“Public libraries, together with public broadcasting, are the only publicly funded cultural institutions with a broad social reach which includes groups of lower socioeconomic status and immigrants. […] While they have a potential role as treasure troves of knowledge and guidance in a world of information overkill, ‘alternative facts’ and dwindling reading motivation among school-aged children, their societal relevance has been challenged, while cutbacks have affected the physical presence and professional staffing of public libraries over the last five years. However, a new public library law […] may provide new impulses.”

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