It’s Library Week!

We challenge you to visit again this week to donate unused books, checkout new ones or volunteer your time to read to children!

“When I was a child, the public library was the safest, most welcoming, most intriguing place in my world. As an adult, I find it still is.” – E. E. Kennedy

Did you know in Texas there is a library filled with nothing but computers and tablets? Would you still consider that a library? Check it out and let us know your thoughts. Some critics are claiming this type of library is the “future”. *coughwethinknotcough*

Click for more interesting library facts and links to check out this week. How long has it been since you went to visit a library? Let us know in the comments!

– The Figment Team

8 thoughts on “It’s Library Week!

  1. A library without books? That’s the craziest thing I’ve ever heard! Libraries are supposed to be filled with the smell of pages bound between covers and the soothing feeling that you can go anywhere once you open a book. A library is not a library without books.

  2. I don’t know how a library could be called a library without books. Without the opportunity to hold a book in your hands. Without the smell, the binding, the history you imagine it had. Unlike a tablet or computer, books don’t need to be plugged in or charged. Don’t get me wrong: I’m all for new technology developments. But libraries, like books, aren’t just easily disposable.
    We often take them for granted, it seems. Let’s not.

  3. I think it’s still a library. As long as the words are preserved, it’s still the same thing, just without the feel/smell of paper and ink.

  4. I do not consider that a library! Of course, a library needs computers, but it still has to have REAL books! How could that be a “library of the future” of it doesn’t have books?

  5. I agree. A library is just sitting down with an actual book, preferably in a comfortable chair. Computers and technology are an important part of our world, but books are real. As in you can hold them, and read them again, and share that same book with other people.

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