Monrovia Library Usage Declining Rapidly
According to information presented to the Library Board, over the past four years the Monrovia Library has experienced a 43 percent decrease in the number of adult materials checked out and a four percent decrease in children's materials checked out. Even computer usage in the library is down 29 percent. http://goo.gl/VZKazD
Comment: I love libraries, and I use ours (I've been getting the adventure novels of Hammond Innes from the library and loving them), but for better or worse this seems to be the wave of the future. E-books are so easily and cheaply available for electronic devices that buildings to house books are less and less necessary, and electronic devices are now so cheap that even going to the library to use a computer is unnecessary for more and more people.
- Brad Haugaard
Posted by Brad at 8/29/2014