What’s a Library?: Written by a man rich enough to live on W. 53rd St. who’s never been to the library and Googles everything

The Magpie Librarian: A Librarian's Guide to Modern Life and Etiquette

There are several things you can count on in this world: Every now and then, the New York Times will write a 10 years too late article about hipsters and Brooklyn; someone will start an essay about graphic novels with the phrase “Comics! They’re not just for kids anymore!”; and a rich white dude will pen a wishy washy article about the how libraries are deadSeriously, the library has died so many times, I’d like a preferred customer punch card for attending its countless fake funerals. And yet, despite the library being all dead and stuff, I still go to work every morning, seeing patrons queueing up for computers and storytimes and ESOL classes and the next bestseller. According to the Center for an Urban Future, libraries have “become an increasingly critical part of the city’s human capital system,” “are more essential than ever”, and are “far…

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