Factory Worker Marilyn Johnson recently wrote a heartfelt paean to libraries and Chappaqua Library, in particular. Apparently Chappaqua Library has a program where patrons can bring in any of their electronic devices and a trained “computer page” will sit with you and show you how the devices work with library e-books, downloadable audio, and programs like Mango (language training) and HeritageQuest (genealogical research). Marilyn says, “I threw the e-reader I’d bought so rashly in my bag and my mp3 player and walked through the door into the library of the future.”
Marilyn goes on to talk about how important libraries are and how they stoke our appetite for books of all kinds. Read the rest of her thoughtful and provocative essay here.