Nice article from the Globe and Mail about public libraries in Canada: Libraries turn page to thrive in digital age. Basically it talks about how libraries are changing to keep up with different demands; offering services to teens (including the obligatory DDR night), spending more of their budgets on electronic resources. Nothing we librarians don't already know, but it's nice to see it written for the public as well. Includes some interesting circulation numbers at the end of the article.
I feel sorry for Meredith and Adam, who seem to have a poor PL system in Vermont; the Public Library system here in Calgary is just great. New branches are being built on a fairly regular basis, and they're being built right! (though I sure would like to see a drive-up book drop for returns). And I can place requests for items held in any branch and have them waiting for me at my local branch. And CDs, and downloadable audio books, and good hours, and good children's sections... Sorry, I'll stop bragging now - it could all go to Hell if the price of oil drops someday (snort).
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