A Librarian Explains Why Libraries Still Matter In 2018

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Heard On The Morning Show
Reading room inside the New York Public library su-lin (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Earlier this year, Forbes published and deleted an op-ed earnestly titled, “Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money.” Predictably, the internet eviscerated the author. But why are libraries still relevant in the digital age? We ask a librarian. Curious about how valuable your local library is? Check out the American Library Association’s Library Value Calculator.

Episode Credits

  • John Munson Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Deb Baker Guest