Community members see Richmond Library as an escape from screens and the internet
on March 15, 2018
When Angela Cox told a doctor that she was a librarian, he responded, “Do people still go to those?” Cox, a librarian at the Richmond Public Library main branch, says “Absolutely.”
She and her colleagues call the library a “community hub” that helps connect residents to much more than books. The library is playing an important role in the community in the digital age by providing a place where people can escape the pressures of screens and the internet.
Click the video above to learn more about how people are using the library and and teaching their kids to appreciate the old-fashioned world of books.
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