Will libraries fall due to the Internet and eReaders?
I hope not!!! I'm a huge "book" lover. My husband has wanted to get me an eReader and although it would be convient, I would prefer to stick with my books. I've always wanted that huge library in my house with all kinds of different books, all one's I've read. As a family we always go to the library or book stores and sit and read. I would be dissapointed if libraries didn't exist anymore. That being said, I do think they are on their way out.
I think there will always be a place for libraries, especially as most of them now have interenet access for members and will no doubt invest in e-readers at some stage, if they haven't already. Also many people like to visit the library just as a place of relaxation and to meet people. Also, libraries are now more than just a 'borrow a book' service, having diversified to meet the local communities needs.
Due to the number of Homeless people who enter the library everyday in Downtown Chicago, just to use the computers. I would say libraries will never fall but the reading of books will continue to decline
Surely not as long as I'm around! I'm a big fan of the free books that I can read and then return and not have to store. I love going to the library. It's relaxing and I can usually find something interesting to read; if nothing else, I will take home one of my old favorites.
The way we read has changed as well as how often we read which is bad, but I think libraries do serve a purpose in helping the community. That aside, I think they may be going the way of the post office.
Readers who have started their reading experience through a book (and not through an eReader or through the Internet) will always stick to the physical book.
For one thing, the book is literally physical. You are holding the true key of power and education within your own hands, as you flip pages and look the words in the eye.
Secondly, nothing equals going to a library, sitting between millions of books on a wooden table with a hot cup of coffee next to you and a book that deeply interests you, nothing equals that feeling! Especially in the winter!
Writing and reading started with books, and they will always reside in books. After all, books are the things that started the Internet and eReaders and every little and single technology around nowadays.
For me, there will always be a big library of books in my house. No way I'm letting that amazing magic go away.
Not every square mile of the world gets access to the internet so the written word will be required for a few years yet - thank goodness.
Last thing at night, when I've just got into bed, I love a good read to get me ready to sleep. I need the library!!!
I think that libraries will adapt to the "mordern" age. I know many libraries are already letting you borrow books online. The sad part is, there will be some people out of jobs. Hopefully libraries will hold on for as long as they can cuz I love going to the library even though I have an eReader.
At the same time libraries aren't just for reading they are for studying and computer use as well. I think as long as libraries have internet access and wi-fi people will continue to go.
My guess would be, probably not. Human beings do not like change and very often resist it. So even with the internet and e-readers they will not be satisfied.
I believe there will always be people who want to have a physical book in their hand to read, so libraries will always exist.
Libraries are a great way for a poor person to educate themselves about the world we live in and maybe bring themselves up economically.
No I disagree. Since most people still prefer books printed. And not everyone can afford to have an e-reader like a tablet yet
by telltale 4 months ago
Do people nowadays prefer to read in the Internet rather than actual books?Do people read books at all nowadays? I noticed that not many people prefer to go to the library for books, what do you think?
by Keith Abt 5 months ago
I've seen a few forum threads/questions about reading lately - asking what types of books you like to read, or how many you've read in the past year, etc....but none have simply asked: what book are you reading right now? So c'mon, bookworms, tell us what you got. I'll start:Currently: A...
by KevinC9998 6 years ago
Do we need libraries anymore?
by Kenneth Brown 5 years ago
What motivates you to purchase new books? Are there any common factors?
by Howard S. 5 years ago
Should libraries determine whether the book "Shades of Grey" will or will not be on their shelves?It has been reported that some libraries are removing "Shades of Grey" from their shelves. Is it appropriate for libraries to determine whether a given book will or will not be...
by NiaG 5 years ago
How many find it difficult to do your research without the use of a library?Do you rely only on the facts found from Google or do you go to the library to research your hubs?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|