I spend quite a bit of time at my local public library. A lot of time, actually — the library is presently one of my primary working spaces. Recently I was asked if I would be willing do an interview as a part of the library’s awareness, marketing, and fundraising efforts. It was an honour to (hopefully!) contribute in a very small way to such an important institution.
Public institutions that exist to provide open, equal access to knowledge are pillars upon which democracy rests.