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The library, the new happening place to be

Published on September 14, 2016

The Living Room, part of the Central Seattle Public Library.
Image Credit: Flickr and Peter Alfred Hess

Everywhere, people are deserting the public space.

They’re not standing in line at the bank: They’re banking online. They’re not shopping for clothes at the mall: They’re getting clothes mailed to them at home. The internet is enabling people to meet their needs without going out.

Librarians have seen this coming for years, and many worried the library could become another space devoid of humans. But the internet hasn’t been the death of the library. In fact, the web has become the revival of its mission. And the library buildings themselves are full.

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(Originally published by KUOW and Carolyn Adolph.)

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