Library usage up with a down economy
The Boston Globe is reporting increasing usage of public libraries, due to the down economy (yep, that’s right, you folks heard it here first in June, when we predicted library usage would increase after looking at similar patterns during the Great Depression).
Now, this, of course is great news for libraries.
Well, mostly good news.
Actually, half good news.
The bad half is that funding is dwindling with state budget cuts, and libraries are being forced to serve more people with less resources. Not exactly a sustainable proposition.