New library fee spurs soul-searching by board
Original post made on Jun 17, 2011
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on Jun 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm
If the purpose of the $80 fee is to "reduce the number of non-residents coming in," that will do the trick. However, this is the real issue: today's libraries are dinosaurs -- a dated, out-moded way of accessing information -- unless visitors are interested in reading novels. They're the equivalent of brick-and-mortar bookstores trying to survive among online options, such as Amazon.com. As a general observation, today's libraries are great places to go to study or borrow DVDs (which are also on the way out), but that's about it.