Palaces for the people

Post by Bev, Country Hills Staff.

I would like to share a link to a podcast aired on 99% Invisible. 99% Invisible is a popular podcast that focuses on the architecture and designs that shape our world. This one in particular caught my notice because it is about libraries. This podcast, called “Palaces for the People”, explains how libraries are important social infrastructures and shared spaces for everyone.  Not only are they great places for resources but also contribute to the wellbeing of neighbourhoods and communities.

You can find the book written by the podcast interviewee, Palaces for the People, at the library.

Palaces for the people: how social infrastructure can help fight inequality, polarization, and the decline of civic life | Eric Klinenberg

Libraries enrich the lives of the people in a community and social infrastructure at its best is accessible to all.   It is a place where humans can connect regardless of race, language, or ability to patronize a local business. I hope that we will be back to gathering in our palaces again soon. The next time you go to your local library I hope you notice, it is not just about the books.

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