“Do we really need a library?”
In the age of Kindles, iPads, and Nooks, do we really need a library? Yes, we do!
- Libraries offer e-reader users the chance to “borrow” e-books and sample new technology.
- This library will serve as a community gathering place for Templeton. Studies have shown that communities with libraries are healthier.
- Seniors make up a major portion of Templeton’s population. These individuals would benefit from a comfortable space to read, create, and reflect. The library was designed to attract adults and seniors as well as children and students.
- When librarians employ Google, there’s no question you can’t answer. Libraries provide lots of reference guidance that users might not discover on their own.
- A library could provide a space for summer reading clubs for kids as well as book clubs for adults and seniors.
- Internet stations at libraries are in high demand for lower income users who don’t have access to a personal computer.
- Templeton is a hilly area with inconsistent access to a strong high speed internet signal. A library will provide a strong high speed internet signal for community members using the fiber optic cable that runs proximal to the library’s site.