Quiet Week

Suddenly, the library has been eerily quiet in the last week or two.  I credit it to a combination of factors:  mild weather first, with highs in the '70's, and second, recently completed branch expansions at two locations, with more public-access PC's to draw people away from the main library.

Beyond that, are there other reasons, such as the increasing use of portable wireless devices; smartphones, tablets, and e-book readers?  Five years ago, the library was a Mecca for after-school teens wanting to access MySpace.  Now, boisterous teens are scarcely to be seen.  Has the public-access desktop PC become outmoded, used only by device-less travelers, the poor, and wireless device owners who need to print something?  I don't know.

Maybe it's just the weather.

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