16 September 2014

Are libraries still quiet?

An interesting letter to the editor in today's paper laments the passing of the quiet library. It calls on individuals to let their Councils know that this should not be happening. However, if Councils relied on being a borrowing service only as it once was the internet and google would largely have put them out of business. In fact some schools have closed their libraries completely and sold all the books! Libraries are becoming meeting areas for discussion groups and chats not just reading, borrowing and learning. They have gradually morphed into something quite different than they once were.  Seems to me the libraries that Unley has are big enough to provide both services. Over to you?

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