Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Libraries Aren't Just Books Anymore

I am known by some as a 'Twitter Troller'.  I am often checking out Twitter to find out what is going on in my community and in the library world.

On Monday night, in my usual tour of the Twitter world, Scott Rosts, the journalist covering the St. Catharines City Council budget meeting and the St. Catharines Public Library presentation, tweeted this:

 'As a side note.. it's incredible just how many different services are provided by the library outside of the traditional book borrowing...'

As we know, 'Libraries Aren't Just Books Anymore'!

As the was stated at the meeting, libraries offer e-books, programs, DVDs, online movies, etc.. etc.

This brings us to a very interesting article that came out this week in Public Libraries Online: Community Centered: 23 Reasons Why Your Library Is the Most Important Place in Town

Going beyond the traditional materials, online products and programs, libraries do more:
Libraries as Community Builders
Libraries as Community Centers for Diverse Populations
Libraries as Centres for the Arts
Libraries as Universities
Libraries as Champions of Youth

What does your library do to make a difference?

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