Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century

The Arlington Heights Public Library has added a new space designated for teens called The Hub. The Chicago Public Library is also considering new ways to use space. (Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Handout)


For centuries, the defining role of the library has been as a repository of books. Now, in the 21st century, the library faces perhaps its most momentous challenge: Americans are moving away increasingly from the printed page to digital screens for information and communication.

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