Public Libraries: A Haven to the Homeless
When skeptics question the need for public libraries in an era when digital books and materials seem to keep patrons away from the physical space of the library, they make a major assumption. They assume that public libraries are only custodians of printed books.
In addition to offering books and related materials both in print and digital formats, libraries provide a community space in which services like story times, computer classes, language development workshops, and career counseling can help community members develop essential skills. Many libraries offer services to help their patrons gain technological literacy, for instance, where parents find... Read more