David Neilsen writes about the evolution of library offerings in a recent article, speaking with three local library directors, including Melinda Greenblatt, the director of the Briarcliff Manor Public Library.
“There was a time when a library was expected to be nothing more than a quiet place for citizens to repose surrounded by the written word. That time is long past. Today, libraries serve a wide range of community and educational needs. Our local libraries have at one time or another found themselves acting as a bookstore, record shop, movie theater, community center, schoolhouse, daycare center, lecture hall, art gallery, event space, home office, or recreation center. Even – during one memorable hurricane season – a place of warmth, electricity, and working WiFi.”
Read the rest of the article on the River Journal site at Books, Books & Beyond.