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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Letters

Funding for arts and libraries vital

Apr 6, 2020

To the editor:
Like so many others, I have struggled to stay engaged, active, and structured during this Coronavirus health crisis. Fortunately, as the daily pace has slowed considerably, I have continued reading, listened to world class opera, and watched transfixed as Alvin Ailey dancers performed Revelations.
Thanks to countless numbers of museums which have digitized their collections; libraries which have allowed access to digital books, held tech sessions, provided numerous resources and activities for our students and their parents; and choral groups, orchestras, famous performers streaming their home videos and concerts I can stay tuned to the arts 24/7.
What a great time to remind our legislators both nationally and locally that funding for the arts and our libraries is more important now than ever. These organizations have helped us cope with the current situation and helped keep us whole as humans. Thanks to everyone for pitching in and thanks to our legislators for recognizing this effort through funding for the arts and libraries.


Lynn Skolnick




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