Public libraries are constantly doing more than they were before. Not only is it a theme throughout the history of this incredible institution, but also a necessity of keeping up with the times. Before they were public, they were exclusively membership based. Before there were online catalogs, there were card catalogs. Before there were free... Continue Reading →
Take a book, return a book. Such a simple idea that sparked a world-wide phenomenon. Maybe you’ve seen the small boxes filled with books called Little Free Libraries around your city or neighborhood - they many times look like mini houses. These community created extensions of the public library serve to expand literacy and give children and adults with limited access to books more opportunities to read.
eBooks have dramatically expanded the reach of public libraries’ services… I mean, you don’t even have to leave your house to check out books! In addition, the expansion of accessibility for handicapped and/or disabled patrons that these online databases have given libraries is extremely important.
Hello, readers! The Library Diary blog is enlisting your assistance. Is there anything about libraries you want to learn more about? Do you have any questions about why or how operations in your library work the way they do? Are you wondering about the Dewey Decimal System? Do you need book suggestions? Want to know... Continue Reading →