Libraries Aren't What They Used to Be
The Columbia Missourian reports: "Kathryn De la Rosa recalls hanging around Centralia's library at the end of the 1930s, when it was located on the city hall's second floor. Once, the librarian called De la Rosa's mother to check whether De la Rosa's book was age-appropriate.
"You don't get that in big-city libraries" said De la Rosa, now 73."
The library is now strapped for cash, and might have to limit hours, merge with another library or close.