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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Andy's Angles: The Library

This is the main branch of the Scranton Public Library at North Washington and Vine.

It's a spectacular building int he day, and it takes on a different appearance at night-- almost like a castle.

Detractors say libraries don't have a place in society these days.  The internet has taken its place.  Successful libraries have modified their mission.  They're now places for people to gather and learn together.  And to those who are not internet savvy, head to the library.  There are people there to teach you.

Books are available the traditional way, or they can be sent to your e-reader or tablet.  Technology will help libraries survive, not kill them.

I do have a library card, and my library of choice is a bit closer to home.  I'm happy the system is there when I need it.