“[P]ublic libraries in America … are dynamic, versatile community centers. They welcomed more than 1.59 billion visitors in 2009 and lent books 2.4 billion times – more than 8 times for each citizen. More than half of young adults and seniors living in poverty in the United States used public libraries to access the Internet. They used this access, among other purposes to “find work, apply to college, secure government benefits, and learn about critical medical treatments”. For all this, public libraries cost just $42 per citizen each year to maintain.”
Why Public Libraries Matter … | Forbes [photo]
Photograph | Patrick Swirc | Paris | 2012
Fernsehturm got nothing on the iPad mini
untitled by Daniel Delidjakov on Flickr.
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untitled by zachary ayotte on Flickr.
Photograph | Nicky Woo
Winner | APA/NY Photography Contest 2010
Bubble, Fashion Series Featuring a Giant See-Through Ball with the Model Inside (1963)
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