Originally Posted by Laridae
Can we just summarize it then that the purpose of libraries is to promote Literacy, in all its forms.
Publically funded like schools. After all, who can argue with Literacy? It ranks right up there with Motherhood and Apple Pie!
I would disagree with that.
Some of the original Carnegie libraries included extensive recreational facilities, including billiard tables, swimming pools, and music halls.
And I think it's only been since the 70's that libraries started actually "promoting" literacy by offering literacy classes; prior to that, they existed to provide information to people who were already literate.