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501(c) 3.The mission of the Friends of the Ashland Public Library is to support our library to achieve any and all of it's goals.
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The Closing of the Library
One by one they fall silent
Hamlet in mid-question: To be, or
Molly Bloom before she says Yes
And the author, met by chance, who would have
Spoken the missing words, and changed a child's life
One by one they drop into the dark
The drawings of Michelangelo
Ansel Adam's pages of captured light
Albums of the most antique rockets
And the most modern dinosaurs, gone
This is a choice we make today, uncompelled
To spend our money on something else
Instead of books, or the public good
We choose the private thing
The silent, and the dark
Then words return, and I remember:
"Do not go gentle into that good night
Rage, rage against the dying of the light"
Books have a loud and soundless speech
And light that comes from their light alone
So as each book is a written-out hope
For remembrance and mercy and understanding
And each library is a promise to the child and to the town
So I must believe that no book is forever closed
And that every library will, tomorrow, open
written in the Ashland Public Library
March 23, 2007
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