One of our country's best institutions (in my opinion) is the Public Library. The library is a place of learning and discover - no matter your age. That said, I imagine our libraries will need to evolve with technology if they will continue to thrive - perhaps becoming more dependent on e-book readers and the internet.
Today, we went to the local library here in Kingsland, Georgia.
Stephanie and I trade off work during the daylight hours. When she works, I watch the girls (and vice versa). Our campground has less then stellar internet so the four of us went to the public library for a good part of the day.
While Stephanie worked at a quiet table, I took the girls to the children's section. I read all sorts of stories to them. We read, re-shelved our stack, and then grabbed more.
After repeating this process a few times, the girls and I went back to the fifth wheel for Italian Ice. While we were home, the three of us searched through our book collection. Even though we gave away most of our books before we left Tucson, we found a handful to donate to the library.
Later, when we went back to pick up Stephanie, our four year old proudly gave the books to the librarian and said, "we want to donate these."
Have you switched to a Kindle or another e-reader or do you still like old-fashioned paper? What do you think Libraries should do to innovate?
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