The “Boxers or Briefs” Question of the Library WorldDecember 3rd, 2010 by Chris Henry
In today’s story on Kitsap Regional Library’s financial forecast, spokesman Jeff Brody says that library staff is puching for an increase in the system’s library collections budget. They don’t necessarily need many more hard copy books, librarians say. Now that the possibility of new libraries in Kingston and Silverdale is in limbo, they don’t have room for them anyway. The system is in need of more downloadable materials such as e-books and audio books, as the demand for these items is increasing, Brody said. Many more people are getting Kindles an other e-book devices.
So I ask you, have you hopped on board the paperless literary train yet? What do you like about the new method? What are the glitches?
Alterntely, are you one who hasn’t made the switch yet but would like to? Is an e-book reader on your Christmas list?
Or will they be prying that hardcover book out of your cold dead hands?
Thanks for sharing. CTH
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