Monthly Archives: December 2010

Looking Back on Public Libraries in 2010

Happy Holidays! Once again public libraries have had a difficult and painful yet inventive year.  Dwindling revenues means less outside training and services as directors try to avoid staff layoffs and pay/benefit cuts.  My former organization, BCR, was one of many … Continue reading

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A Tour of Beaming Bemis

The post office insists I live in Littleton, but since I’m not within the city limits, I’ve never actually been to the Edwin A. Bemis Public Library.  For some reason I pictured a small facility, but it’s a huge place – – not … Continue reading

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Newspapers and Libraries

Just about everyone seems to be getting their news online these days (though I admit I do still get the Sunday paper – mainly for the crossword).  Do you still have patrons who come in to read the newspaper or have … Continue reading

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