April 27, 2020

Open the libraries!

Thank your for your excellent coverage of the coronavirus epidemic and how it’s being used to attack the working class.

One other institution vital for the working class that has been shut down are the libraries. These are places where people can browse many thousands of books, many no longer in print. Or gather with friends to discuss what they’re reading.

Also libraries are the only place people can access computers for email, face time with friends and relatives, or any other reason. 

The closure of these vital institutions needs to be protested. It is an assault on our right to read and learn.

Phil Norris
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania