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Kids nowadays will never know the pleasure of going to a library, grabbing the newest Nancy Drew, John Grisham or Maya Angelou book because of twitter, facebook and kindles!

Kids nowadays will never know the pleasure of going to a library, grabbing the newest Nancy Drew, John Grisham or Maya Angelou book because of twitter, facebook and kindles!

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens #charlesdickens #fanart

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens #charlesdickens #fanart

"Ample evidence suggests that publishers’ wariness of libraries is misguided. Libraries facilitate direct purchasing and “discoverability” of new titles and authors. An October survey of library visitors and e-book usage found that more than half of all library patrons purchase books by authors they first found in the library. More than 40% of “Power Patrons” –members who visit the library weekly and feed most of its circulation — purchased a book previously borrowed from the library. ... "

Harry Potter and the Future of Public Libraries

"Ample evidence suggests that publishers’ wariness of libraries is misguided. Libraries facilitate direct purchasing and “discoverability” of new titles and authors. An October survey of library visitors and e-book usage found that more than half of all library patrons purchase books by authors they first found in the library. More than 40% of “Power Patrons” –members who visit the library weekly and feed most of its circulation — purchased a book previously borrowed from the library. ... "

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