A new PEW Research study finds library use is down this year, but a vast majority of Americans still say public libraries are important for their communities.
I'd have to agree with both points in this conclusion. I was a library trustee of the Collinsville Memorial Public Library for 12 years and loved that place. Libraries are remarkable places and thankfully they stay the course and are still part of most communities. Successful libraries have made use of technology and digital material to go along with hard cover books so that they remain a go to place. However, the ease of personal technology to get books and do research has made extra trips to the library unnecessary theses days.
Jed Robbins works at the Collinsville library and took a picture this week that has become one of my favorite photographs of the historic building.