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Despite recession, libraries booming

A recent national news story stated public libraries are rising in popularity, but funding is rapidly declining.
In tough economic times, the library is becoming the hot spot for just about everyone. With the economy, patrons are using the library more frequently for books, movies on DVD and video, and audio books and the Internet.
Many recently unemployed are coming to the library to use the computers to apply for jobs or for unemployment benefits. The library has become some patrons’ office and job center. It is a nice, quiet place to work and to be productive.
More people are re-discovering the value of their public library. Libraries are the heart of every community and the Pulaski County Public Library helps our community thrive. At the library, people of all backgrounds come together for community meetings, programs, U.S. Census training, to do research with the assistance of staff, to get help finding a job or to work on genealogy.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week (April 11-17) is a national observance sponsored each April by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country.

For more information, visit the Pulaski County Public Library in Pulaski and the Charles and Ona B. Free Memorial Library in Dublin; call 980-7770 (Pulaski) or 674-2856 (Dublin); or go to the library’s Web site www.pclibs.org.

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