When Marsha Millay took the job as Nutritional Services Coordinator at Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center, she was admittedly a little nervous about it. She’d begun her career years earlier in the Army serving as a chef in a headquarters company (a company-sized military unit) and then moved to Kentucky to work at a senior living center.
$11 doesn’t seem go very far nowadays—unless it is applied to a general admission ticket to the CFSB Center to view the Murray State’s men’s basketball team. Then, that $11 almost always includes a myriad of guarantees.
Ask Giuseppe Biagini what everyone needs to know about the International Traditional Knowledge Institute, the Italy-based organization with which he’s associated, and he’s quick with his own question, “How much time have you got?”
If one were to pluck problems like weeds from the soil of life, exposing the unseen roots feeding the thorns above, ignorance would be exposed as the footing of most troubles. Knowledge, therefore, is the weeding tool needed to nourish a verdant and varied garden of the mind and soul. And the gardening sheds with the sharpest and most superior tools are our public libraries.
Libraries are important. They always have been. They always will be. No matter what innovations beset us, be they printing presses, typewriters, computers, or holograms (maybe?), the idea behind libraries is ideas. And ideas will always save us.