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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Those who said libraries dead should eat their words

TANNIS TOOHEY/TORONTO STAR <br />Shelving assistant Gabriela Rachkova, 17, restocks books at the soon to be re-opened Jane/Dundas Branch.
A CITY OF READERS
Toronto Star, Jan 17, 2008. Philip Marchand Entertainment Reporter
Like `everybody's living room,' libraries are vital to civic life, their supporters say.

Toronto culture has its ups and downs, but the city's libraries have always remained solid.
We seem to be, relatively speaking, a city of readers and our library system is supreme in North America – far overshadowing in total circulation, number of branches and number of visits, the library systems of such cities as Chicago and Los Angeles. continue reading

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