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A More Spacious Library

 

Photo of person sleeping on the floor of a library by clemsonunivlibrary.Libraries should “definitely” move some printed books and stacks out of public locations to free up space for tech centers, reading rooms, meeting rooms, and cultural events--that’s according 20% of respondents to the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project survey of 2,252 Americans ages 16 and older.

Libraries Need Lazy-Boy Recliners

An additional 39% of respondents said libraries “maybe” should do that; and 36% said libraries should “definitely not” change by moving books out of public spaces. Additionally, 59% of Americans ages 16 and older say libraries should “definitely” have more comfortable spaces for reading, working, and relaxing. While 53% of Americans ages 16 and older say libraries should “definitely” offering a broader selection of e-books.

Library Event Coming Up

Speaking of more than books and cultural events, your local branch is presenting Great Works of the Asian Art Museum Docent Lecture, which covers 5,000 years of Asian art as seen through the major works from the Asian Art Museum.

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Author Bio:

Paula Hess is a Brisbane Library Intern and was in a recumbent position when she wrote this.

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