The great joy of reading a book
RE: Computers in libraries
If you don’t like books, you don’t have to burn them, just put them in the hands of the Hamilton Public Library. I am visiting family in Hamilton and am aghast to see the lack of books at the Central Library. Years ago, the downtown library was my favourite place to go.
Now, I live in Vancouver. Vancouver’s Central Library has books. Oh sure, on a computer, you might be able to view a screen of book covers and click on a few pages here and there, but you can’t pick up the whole book and flip to any page and deeply appreciate the story or knowledge that it is sharing with you.
From what I have seen, why even bother with the downtown library or call it that. Just call it a big computer lab, rather than placing a few books here and there as a ruse to make the public think (if they actually do) that it is a library. Diane Collins, Vancouver