I'd like to wish all of our M Word readers a very happy new year by sharing a happy story that was in today's Philadelphia Inquirer. It's titled "A true melting pot helped spare libraries" and talked about how many different sorts of people banded together in a grass-roots effort that has stopped Mayor Nutter from closing 11 branches throughout the city (at least for now).
It's great how people around the city mobilized to "fight city hall," literally. Nice example of what advocacy can do.
Happy New Year, all you Library Lovers!