The editors of Atlantic Magazine have been traveling around the U.S. and filing stories about notable aspects of the cities and towns visited.
I’m pleased that when they visited my hometown, they featured the remarkable and award-winning public library system.
I found this graphic particularly compelling:
Caption: “A Word Cloud of how library users described the public library of their youth.”
Caption: “A Word Cloud of how library users imagined public libraries 20 years from now.”
I think it’s particularly telling that “community,” “technology,” “information,” and “research” are all larger than “books.”