Thursday, June 11, 2009

Public Information Session on Expanded Whitewater Library

Link to June 11 Daily Online post, "Young Library expansion info session set".

Excerpt: [Library Director Stacey] L
unsford explained the background for the library's expansion proposal.

"The building we have now was built in 1991, so it was being planned in the late 1980s," she said. "At that time, we did not have personal computers for public use in libraries, and we did not have all the audio-visual choices that we do now. I remember there were videocassettes and music cassettes, and a few libraries may have had early compact disc collections. But now, we have DVDs, a lot more audio-books, both cassettes and CDs, plus there is some new media as far as audio books are concerned.

"It seems to be exploding exponentially," Lunsford continued, referring to library materials. "It is hard to keep up with all of it, and nobody had planned any room for those collections or for public computer usage."

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