|James LaRue, Director of the Douglas County Libraries|
For decades, public libraries have seen steady gains in use. We check out more books, get more visits both physical and virtual, and have more kids at storytime. At my own library, we've seen double digit growth almost every year for over 20 years running.
Until last year. The drop wasn't big — about .7 percent. But from such little shifts come major seismic realignments. [Read more...]