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Libraries Are About Much More Than Books


Last updated 3/26/2018 at 2:09pm

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This section of the local library offers a variety of audio and video tapes.

By Pam Drellow

Next month during National Library Week (April 8-14), the country will celebrate the estimated 120,000 libraries nationwide that serve Americans in many settings, ranging from public and school libraries to specialized libraries, such as Armed Forces libraries, government and medical libraries.

Whatever their structure, however, libraries are dynamic entities that have evolved greatly over the years to reflect the changing needs of the people who rely on their services. This is especially true of public libraries, which have been called "Democracy's Makerspace."


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