Books & Reading Libraries

Vital Community Hubs, Libraries Toil Underfunded

“NEW YORK—As digital technology began to expand at the turn of the century, it seemed public libraries would go the way of the bookstore. After all, who needs paper books when you can download classics like Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” right to your smartphone or tablet?”

“It is true the demand for paper books has diminished (just ask any publishing executive). Digital is the undisputed way of the future, but that doesn’t mean the library is dead. In fact, it’s quite the contrary.”

“Attendance to New York City libraries continues to grow, even as library hours shrink.”

via Vital Community Hubs, Libraries Toil Underfunded.

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