IVANKA TWEETS SUPPORT OF NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK, INTERNET CALLS BULLSHIT

for Book Riot

A tweet in support of National Library Week isn’t usually controversial. Consider the following seemingly innocuous tweet:

“This #NationalLibraryWeek, we honor our libraries and librarians for opening our eyes to the world of knowledge, learning and reading!”

Nice, right? Well, when the tweeter in question is Ivanka Trump, it’s less endearing and more….rage-inducing. Because the budget Ivanka’s father put together strikes a deadly blow to libraries: it eliminates funding for The Institute of Museum and Library Services. IMLS supports the U.S.’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums through hundreds of millions of dollars in grants. Hundreds of millions of dollars. In an interview with The Hill, IMLS’s Director, Dr. Kathryn Matthew, specified that “$214 million of the $230 million budget goes directly to grants to state and local libraries, including $155 million distributed through a population-based formula grant.” (continued)

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