13 Ways of looking at a public library

Somebody writes "It's all good: 13 Ways of looking at a public library The list below is a tour de force of what a public library is, was, and is in the process of becoming — for communities across the United States:"

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Ask the public what they think...

Yes, they are certainly all great aspirations for the public library but I'm afraid that's all they are for most libraries. For starters, the funding is drying up for many libraries, that they don't have enough resources to provide innovative services. The other problem is that this is yet again coming from librarians, and librarians always overstate their worth and importance. Ask the public what they think of libraries, or how they look at libraries. I'm sure you'll come up with a different story.

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