You may have heard about the proposals to drastically cut funding to the Toronto Public Library, which have raised the ire of many of the city’s residents, including Margaret Atwood. (This situation has been resolved, for now.)
The reality is that this is a scenario that is playing out in many places around the world, due to the devastating consequences on government finances of 2008’s financial meltdown. Governments must examine their expenses, and some people do not understand the value for taxpayers’ money that a public library system provides.
But here is a mysterious someone who gets it. Click on this link to see the story of an anonymous artist who is stealthily donating intricate works of paper art (actually book art) to libraries in Scotland. Enjoy it!