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What do Americans expect from their public libraries? The short answer is “a lot.”
We talk and hear a lot about how libraries provide value to their communities. But what does that really mean?
Today’s library of the month takes us to Lodi, Wisconsin.
Libraries of all types and sizes struggle with this question. It is hard to be all things to all people. Hard to be the quiet space some crave, while also being the busy bustling place filled with happy people of … Continue reading
As a (mostly retired) librarian, it troubles me that an article about library anxiety among college students has been getting quite a bit of play lately (at least in the library-related blogs and sites I follow).
My heart is heavy.
You know how I feel about libraries. But I’m happy to say that the article Has the Library Outlived its Usefulness in the Age of the Internet? supports my view. You’ll want to read the whole article of course, but … Continue reading
Libraries don’t have to (and shouldn’t) choose between being a library or a “makerspace.” They are both!
“We’d hit the newspaper offices, the chamber of commerce, city hall, and Main Street for an introduction to the economics, politics, and stresses of a town. The visit to the public library revealed its heart and soul.”