What Will Libraries Look Like Post-COVID?

Riverton Free Library

Image thanks to Linda Stern

Will libraries look like . . . libraries . . . ever again?  What might be the best direction our treasured local resource will hold in the in the future?

The New York Times suggests changes in library service in their opinion piece in the May 28, 2020 article, After the Coronavirus, Libraries Must Change.  They discuss the safely delivery of books, expanding WiFi so that the digital divide is not so great that users can’t access online resources, and that, yes, we still need a physical library in our lives.

At our Burlington County Library System, their Technology For All Foundation is actively working to address unequal technology access within our communities.  Check it out!

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About Pat Solin

Patricia Smith Solin worked with her son, Michael, on creating posts and maintaining the technical aspects of the RFL Association website & Facebook posts. She was the school librarian for 10 years at Riverton Public School (NJ) and contributes articles for the Gaslight News, the official publication of the Historical Society of Riverton.