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All the things that are wrong in the world seem conquered by a library’s simple unspoken promise: Here I am, please tell me your story; here is my story, please listen.
A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life-raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination. On a cold rainy island, they are the only sheltered public spaces where you are not a consumer, but a citizen instead.
The library is incredible. It’s where everything about us is stored. The library is my home for culture. I love it.
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Have you ever enjoyed that special rush of excitement and urgency that you get when a VPL hold notification pops up in your inbox? For six-year-old James, picking up his holds at VPL’s Kerrisdale branch is the highlight of his week. His mother Amanda compares his giddiness, enthusiasm, and concern (will they get there in […]