There are some people who wonder if public libraries are important in this age of the Internet. To those of us who need authoritative sources and information, the answer is yes, indeed. I don’t just spout some niceties about libraries because this is National Library Week. I base the statement on what is going on in my town.
The Norfolk, Nebraska Public Library will soon begin its physical expansion project. The tight-fisted Norfolk voters actually approved a three year, half-cent, city sales tax increase to fund the improvements.
A “Space Needs Study” was undertaken last year. It recommended that there needed to be expanded parking, more study space, work areas for staffers, more area for youth, community meetings, and library programs. There also needed to be more storage area for electronic access, the books and other materials.
The town feels strongly enough about the importance of our library, that about…
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