Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Public libraries

Economic woes are affecting libraries, especially public libraries that rely on taxes and other sources of revenue to serve their regions.

Here's a sobering read: Country's oldest public library could close this year.

Obviously, I'm biased, being a librarian, but I find news of libraries being shuttered disheartening, especially as these are times when people utilize the library even more--not just for free entertainment in the form of books and DVDs--but for assistance in their job-hunting. Where else can you go for free access to computers where you can search for jobs, type up a resume, and learn new computer skills in an attempt to stay current with technology?

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