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Courtney Tollison Hartness: in praise of the public library

Courtney Tollison Hartness cropped featureDespite our dependence on the Internet for quick fact checking and other research, Furman History Professor Courtney Tollison Hartness, Ph.D., says brick-and-mortar libraries “deserve our unflagging support.” In a piece she wrote for Greenville Journal, Hartness offers a brief history of libraries in the United States including those in Greenville’s storied past. She reminisces about the importance of the public library in her formative years, and how relevant libraries continue to be.

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