Sunday, April 17, 2005

have libraries every mattered?

Here's an interesting piece on the question "do libraries still matter?" Turns out, public libraries have asked themselves that for over a century. (Apparently, though the details differ, it always boils down to "yes.") This historical look over the shoulder has some cheering numbers - over 60% of adults in the US in a 2002 survey were card-carrying library users.


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