Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Public Libraries Return to Popularity

The Wall Street Journal reports that "recession-weary patrons are turning to libraries for cheap entertainment." According to the article, free wireless internet service and career books are particularly popular as library patrons search for new jobs, and "[m]any jobless people are reporting to the library as they used to report to the office." Perhaps this new popularity will help to reverse the budget cuts many library systems across the U.S. are facing.

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