The Queens Public Library CEO Tom Galante decided that after 104 years, rather than continuing to cut hours and staff, it will “do something that goes against the very idea of a lending library and stop buying books.Galante said the mission of the library has shifted subtly, from lending books to providing English lessons, aiding job seekers and providing Internet access.” Read more of article and comments here.
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Well, they’re only stopping until July, then they hope they’ll have more of a budget. We’ve had to do that here at EPL occasionally. it’s not as though they’ve made a permanent decision to never buy books again!