To my hard working former colleagues. Every day, they fill the void a bit more. They are flexible, yet under-funded, And many times, they are misunderstood. Every day, they fill the role of social worker, genealogist, job counselor, technology instructor, literacy expert, archivist, story teller, community advocate, and connector of information.
The next time you hear someone say that libraries aren't needed in the digital age, expand your view of what a library does. I wrote once before about replacing traditional titles to promote a library's worth in the community. Whether that has to happen officially, or perhaps just in the minds of elected officials and the public, all of a sudden, it becomes apparent that they are needed more than ever.