One of my favorite authors, Ray Bradbury, is fundraising to save his local libraries in Ventura Country, California. Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Dandelion Wine, and a bunch of others, says, “Libraries raised me… When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn’t go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.”
I am glad Bradbury has decided to give back.
Here is a great article about the subject from The New York Times: A Literary Legend Fights for a Local Library .