Perhaps I've already mentioned how much I adore libraries. As a child, one of my dearest fantasies was to be "forgotten" while browsing in the library during closing time so that I could spend the entire night at the library. Even better, maybe I could just stay and live there.
I still feel just as passionately about the joys of going to the library (though I no longer wish to actually live there. I like my bed. I like my kitchen.)
Which is why I completely applaud the ever-eloquent Neil Gaiman's recent speech/article about the vital importance of libraries.
Read it here.