Published in


How to Respond to People Who Don’t Get Libraries

Snappy answers the question, “do libraries matter anymore?”

Photo by Nicole Michalou on Pexels
Photo by Kampus Production on Pexels

“Do people even go to libraries anymore?”

“Yeah, but isn’t it all just homeless people these days?”

Photo by August de Richelieu on Pexels

“Last time I was at the library, all I saw people doing was surfing Facebook and looking at porn!”

“Libraries are only for [kids], [old folks], [poor people].”

“That’s great, but won’t the internet solve all those problems? Soon people won’t need libraries.”

Photo by Kampus Production on Pexels

“Books are all going digital. And no one reads anymore anyway!”

“Speaking of reading, I’d love a job where I could sit around and read all day!”

Photo by ArtHouse Studio on Pexels

“Why do you need a master’s degree to be a librarian anyway?”

“How hard can it be to read books to kids?”

“Isn’t it nice to have a calm and peaceful job?”

Photo by Alexy Almond on Pexels

“You need to go to school to learn to shelve books?”

“Why should my tax dollars pay for a service I don’t use?”

“I can’t believe you’re getting rid of books; why would you ever do that?”

Photo by Kampus Production on Pexels

Why can’t volunteers run the library?

“You’re a librarian? Why don’t you get a real job!”

Should you like EveryLibrary on Facebook? Of course! Please do it now!!



EveryLibrary is a national organization dedicated to building voter support for libraries. As a gold-rated nonprofit organization, we help public, school, and college libraries secure new funding. Discover more and pledge to support libraries at action.everylibrary.org.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store