“Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men setting out in life, it is their only capital.”
That Thomas Jefferson quote is one of Stephan Bedford’s favorites. It also represents why he and Vickie Gill are leading a grassroots effort to bring back the Los Alamos Library.
The town had been without library service for the past 20 years when the wheels finally came off a bookmobile that was operated by the Santa Maria Public Library through Santa Barbara County