[Libs-Or] Quote Turned Prophecy

Harold A. Hayes hahayes at co.douglas.or.us
Fri Jun 30 09:18:38 PDT 2017

Just a final goodbye on the last day for DCLS remaining staff...

And a quote...

I received the fundamentals of my education in school, but that was not enough. My real education, the superstructure, the details, the true architecture, I got out of the public library. For an impoverished child whose family could not afford to buy books, the library was the open door to wonder and achievement, and I can never be sufficiently grateful that I had the wit to charge through that door and make the most of it.
Now, when I read constantly about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that the door is closing and that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.
I. Asimov: A Memoir (1994), Ch. 8, Library

And a very heartfelt 'thank you' to everyone around the state for your concern and support...

Harold A. Hayes
Library Director
Douglas County Library System
1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd.
Roseburg, OR 97470
hahayes at co.douglas.or.us

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