What does the massive popularity of e-books and e-readers mean for public libraries? Well, it’s complicated, but for North Country libraries, getting on the e-book train is apparently well worth the expense.
In an Odgensburg Journal article...
Plattsburgh, NY, Jan 25, 2012 — Libraries aren't just quiet places filled with books. In the North Country, libraries serve as social hubs and community centers. These days, they're scrambling to keep pace with the changing ways that we use information and technology.
But decreases in funding are making it harder for rural libraries to juggle their many missions. Sarah Harris has our story. Go to full article
Frances Fairchild, Chazy Public Library director, with the new library's stained glass installation
Chazy, NY, Jan 25, 2012 — These are tough times, as libraries grapple with changing technology and shrinking budgets. But librarians in Clinton County say their work is more important than ever. Sarah Harris talked with Stan Ransom, Frances Fairchild, Betsy Brooks, Eva Jankowska and Jacqueline Madison, all librarians in Clinton County. Go to full article