I've been thinking over the summer about how rapidly libraries are changing these days. I recently came across an article about a school library that got rid of all its books. It went completely digital. There was lots of buzz about this - the future of libraries, no more books, libraries are dead, etc. It was an interesting concept, and it did get me thinking. However, I'm not throwing our collection out yet.
One the one hand, libraries are transforming from rooms with books into something new and different. The walls are breaking down. Libraries now have a huge web presence, and you can access them from anywhere. I hope that this year you will use the library website often. We now have eBooks (ask me about them!), and even more online databases. We have all kinds of tips and links for help with projects, powerpoints, and citations. I see our library as reaching into every corner of the school; we can exist wherever there is a computer.
On the other hand, our collection of print books continues to grow, and I could never see getting rid of it entirely. Especially our new and improved fiction section. We constantly purchase new books based on your suggestions. I would never want to remove the access we have to great books here in our library. There is always time to settle in with a good read, whether its fiction or non-fiction. Come visit and see what's new already this year.
Hope to see you soon in the library.