The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Kylie Fullmer
East Adams County Library District 

Library Corner


Last updated 3/4/2020 at 1:55pm

Libraries across the country got some buzz in the news recently when the results from a new Gallup poll were released showing that Americans visited public libraries more times than movie theaters in 2019.

And it wasn’t just movie theaters. Library visits far exceeded any other leisure activity polled, including live music, theatrical events, national or historic parks, museums, casinos, amusement parks and zoos. So how are libraries staying relevant in a time marked by increasingly accessible digital content? Why do most Americans step through the doors of a library nearly once a mon...

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