Who Says Libraries Are Going Extinct?
A February 6 article in Pacific Standard traces the history of public libraries, examining their current state. Author Anna Clark points out that "the best-kept secret about America’s libraries is that they are wildly, deeply, and incontrovertibly popular. They are as actively used as ever, if not more."
Clark then mentions AADL's collections of music tools, telescopes, science tools and home tools, as an example of a library taking on a unique role in response to its community!
As the only 5-Star library in Michigan, with record-high use in circulation, library visits, public internet computer use, and program attendance, we thank our community for keeping us both strong and responsive to your needs.