Area Libraries Embrace Digital Technology
The local public library is more than just shelves containing books and magazines.
Like so many other things, it too has gone digital. The library is a place of learning online or not, and it’s an important fixture in the community as well.
“Well, primarily, I think it has made libraries an even more important fixture in communities, especially in areas like Jamestown, where we do see high poverty, and people struggling with low income,” said Prendergast Library Manager Tress Williams. “They might not have access to the internet at home. They might have devices. They might have a cell phone, but they might not be able to use that at their home. So we (the library) provide a really crucial service in that way. Patrons use the computer lab and just the the Wi Fi.”