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Could Libraries Offer More in the Aftermath of Storms?

Could Libraries Offer More in the Aftermath of Storms?
Could Libraries Offer More in the Aftermath of Storms?, Hurricane Sandy Aftermath. Image © Governor’s Office / Tim Larsen
Hurricane Sandy Aftermath. Image © Governor’s Office / Tim Larsen

Zadie Smith recently suggested that libraries are “the only thing left on the high street that doesn’t want either your soul or your wallet." Michael Kimmelman has put forward the argument in the New York Times that local libraries could be far more important than we think in the aftermath of large storms, suggesting that "places that serve us well every day serve us best when disaster strikes" by fostering congregational activity and offering well-needed warmth, power and friendly faces. You can read the full article here.

NYC, NY. Image © Architecture 2030 / Google Maps
NYC, NY. Image © Architecture 2030 / Google Maps
Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Could Libraries Offer More in the Aftermath of Storms?" 18 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/438743/could-libraries-offer-more-in-the-aftermath-of-storms/> ISSN 0719-8884