Occupy Wall Street? Occupy Toronto? Occupy London? How about occupying the library?
Libraries are among a writer’s best friends. Not just because of the potential to see one’s work on its hallowed shelves, but they also provide a warm, quiet atmosphere in which to write.
It’s a sad fact some of these venerable institutions are facing cutbacks and possible closures due to budget constraints. So, in an effort to raise funds to keep our libraries healthy and strong, I would like to propose they open a coffee bar within each location.
Just think: the ultimate marriage between libraries and the writer’s other best friend: coffee. More people in general would use the libraries and the added revenue would keep the system going.
Writers writing longer, the system getting stronger. The occupation might never end.
If you’re a writer, write. And if you’re a reader, keep reading. We need you!
Richard Todd is an author, blogger, and Social Media guy. Plus a few other things that get lost in the clutter. Visit him online at www.richard-todd.com.