The Ashes of Childhood

When I was a kid, the Eudora Welty Library in downtown Jackson was like the holy grail. It had two floors of books! The size of the children’s section was practically the size of my whole local library. When I searched our card catalogue, more than half the time it listed a book’s location as “WELTY.” It was the one library in the system that opened on Sundays.

So it’s quite sad to see that it’s now going to be torn down due to, in essence, mismanagement and a failure of political nerve.

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