We wrote yesterday about libraries are changing to meet the future. Reader Anne Coder writes, “I got my first library card when I was in grade school. I still have a library card and I go to the library once a week. I am 83 years old. Nobody better ever mess with our libraries.”
Cheryl Brainard writes, “Such a valuable part of the community on so many levels. There are some things in life I might give up, but not my library. The library and park services always get my ‘yes’ vote. A great value for our tax $.”
Along similar lines, this report came from the public relations firm Publerati: “This news item from the Humanities Indicators Project came across our desk, reporting on the United States: ‘The number of bookstores at physical locations fell almost every year from 1992 to 2014 (from 13,136 establishments to 6,888), but the decline has slowed in the most recent years for which data are available. Libraries on the other hand saw visits to libraries declining 13 percent from 2009 to 2014. Circulation fell 9 percent from 2010 to 2014.’”
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