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Nov 26 / Laurie Northrup

Economic meltdown @ your library

Where do people turn in economic bad times? Their–likely understaffed and underfunded–neighborhood public library, of course.

The changes in filing for unemployment and job applications hadn’t occurred to me. At this time last year, I remember thinking, “oh, yay, I can file for unemployment online!  This is so easy!” as opposed to “I have to file for unemployment online? How does that work?”

I wish I had the free time to volunteer as a technology tutor.  Which, come to think of it, is something I do by default for most of the people in my life anyway, but to set up shop in a computer lab somewhere and help people with whatever it is they want to do.

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  1. Dad / Dec 17 2008

    The worse the economy gets, the more popular the library will become, as folks have more time to read but less $$$ to buy books at Borders, Amazon, etc. Free ones are more affordable.

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