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Public Libraries are Social Hubs

These days, you never know who you will run into when visiting the public library. People flock to the library for help with their small business, career advice, computer training, to use free meeting space and so many other services—that go way beyond just borrowing books or story time with the kids. A recent article notes: “With so much information online, librarians have become free guides to learning and are often the first people job seekers turn to if they have no computer at home. During the recession libraries have become centers for career counseling, financial literacy and small business development.”

June 24, 2011 libraries, news, public libraries, recession, rueters

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