yesterday i exercised my civic duty and went to vote in this year’s Provincial Election and it made me sad. Naw– i’m not going to talk about the Liberals or the NDP or those crazy-ass Conservatives– it is WHERE i went to vote that made me sad.
my voting poll was at the library at St. Rose Catholic School in Windsor, Ontario. i had heard about the Essex County Catholic School Board’s decision to close down the school libraries last year to save money but to actually see it– WOW! What an impact!
Seeing the library– which was my FAVOURITE place to be when i was a kid– empty of books and bustle was just depressing!! i know, the books are in the classrooms now but taking that daily trip to the library was always the best part of the day!!! hmmmmmm guess it is the end of an era! 🙁 i wonder how long before the Public Board follows suit??
a link on the new Indigo website (which launched today) had some interesting thoughts about closing school libraries in Canada as well…