Every Friday for years, my elementary-age daughters and I would go to Borders to browse and buy books. It’s hard to describe the shock and disappointment we felt when we learned it was closing. We didn’t believe it until we drove up to a vacant building where once we felt a sense of adventure and fun just walking up and down the aisles.
Now our other haven, the public library, is closed on Thursdays. We visit our library several times a week. My daughters had a very hard time understanding how such a treasure could be closed on a school day.
I once read an article by a Herald columnist that calculated the value of public libraries. Some things are worth preserving because they’re priceless.
Zamady Fueyo, Palmetto Bay