Since I have been working at a library the past 2 1/2 years I found the following article interesting. Libraries are changing.The libraries that I grew up going to were strictly a place to check out books-are no longer just that and more importantly to survive they have to keep evolving.
I was having a conversation recently with a friend- who admitted to not being inside a library for twenty years- he said “I don’t see why libraries even exist anymore.” He looked at them as just places with books. I then gave him a number of examples as to why they do- and why it is important that they do. A number of our most frequent patrons never check out a book- they come for other things- to read the newspaper, attend programs we offer, to use our computers or internet, as a work place etc.
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