Trump’s Budget Plans Threaten Library Cut

Trump’s Budget Plans Threaten Library Cut

Book Culture

To book readers everywhere, libraries are important. They provide a pressure-free environment for people to enjoy books and literature that isn’t present anywhere else. Sadly, however, libraries are under attack. For the fourth time during his presidency, Trump and his administration want to get rid of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  This choice is part of Trump’s 2021 budget that will push more funding towards military defense and NASA while cutting funds for social programs like Medicare, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the IMLS.   These cuts directly impact communities that revolve around their public spaces and …

The Library Made of Books

The Library Made of Books

Book Culture

Libraries are some of the best places on earth. The quiet, the smell of old books, the nap corners. Maybe that’s just me. But regardless of why you love them, libraries are great for everybody. I love any branch, but some libraries take it a step further (or like a hundred steps). Take the central branch of the Kansas City Library in Kansas City Missouri, which is, in fact, made of giant books. Image via Flickr   Okay, so it’s not really made of books, they probably don’t open, but the library is open seven days a week. But the library’s beauty …