Facing the likelihood of state budget cuts that would eliminate $15 million for library and reading program Newport Beach is considering turning its first library into a community center without books.
I count myself as one of millions of Americans whose life simply would not be the same without the libraries that supported my learning. We cannot take that opportunity away from so many Americans who need that help urgently now.
Hoteliers love to tout their technology, so it's no big surprise that many are adding e-readers to their lists of amenities. But a handful of chic properties are offering an even more extraordinary perk: real books.
As America shifts in the way it consumes literature and other content, one thing has not changed -- the library must continue to play a central role in providing open and free access to information and ideas.