Public libraries are bastions of knowledge, where everyone have free access to various sources of information. At the library you can both educate and entertain yourself.
Public libraries are one of few places where everyone has free access to both the site and its content of knowledge, entertainment and social meetings. You may even visit a library for other reasons than educational or for entertainment. Here you can sit down and rest, enjoy the warmth on a cool day or visit the rest room.
The public libraries are one of our society's most important places, and a place that does not require a financial transactions from the visitors.
You are welcome to the library without the visit being connected to your personal finances or income. It is a place based on the idea of a joint ownership, where we borrow and return, were we can read, meet, chat, study or play a game of chess.
It is an institution and a profession worth protecting and defending.
This task of maintaining an alternative to an increasingly commercialized society should not only be the librarians. It should also be a task for every one else. We should all be involved in caring for the community and fight for democracy and freedom.
Salute to the librarians!
Images from the festival Skankaloss, 12-13 July 2013