28 June 2012

Libraries: vital role in our societies

"... thanks to Andrew Carnegie, who gave some 1400 grants to build libraries across the country, worth $41 million at the time, or several billion in today's dollars. His gift of the New York Public Library tops the charts of philanthropic acts in American history. "The library in his mind was the quintessential educational institution for the whole community," said David Nasaw, history professor at City University of New York.


Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2118141,00.html#ixzz1z3czojVH


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