Friday, May 14, 2010

Column: The future is now at Cragin Memorial Library - Norwich, CT - Norwich Bulletin

A column written by a Connecticut public library director, whose sentiments are correct: libraries will evolve with developing technologies, but the library is expected to remain both vibrant and important. I know the Grand Ledge High School Library certainly still is, despite the slight drop in book circulation and the change in staffing for next year. Kate Byroade, director of the Cragin Memorial Library writes succinctly
"This month’s debut of the iPad has got me thinking about the business libraries are in. We offer programs, reference services, reading advice, computers, Wi-Fi access and a quiet place to work, read or study, but most of all we offer you “things” -- books, audio books, magazines, movies and music. Those “things” are still the No. 1 reason people show up at the library."
Our visitation has remained steady, if not increased. Our tools are being used, if not checked out. And the activity here is buzzingly educational, if not quiet.

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