County must restore funding for libraries
Our 37 Buffalo and Erie County Public Library branches provide Internet and Wi-Fi access, downloads of e-books, information about a limitless number of subjects (including health, parenting and employment), programs for children, technology training, places for homework help and much, much more.
Since many of us have access to some of those resources via the Internet at home or at work, we may forget that there are people who do not. Libraries are indispensable community centers in which all who enter are on equal footing.
This is only the first of many reasons why library funding should be restored. In addition, we must find a way to stabilize those funds so that our library collections and programs can be maintained properly.