A Gallup poll says libraries are more popular than parks and movies -- and these librarians know why

A Gallup poll says libraries are more popular than parks and movies -- and these librarians know why
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SAN DIEGO — When the new San Ysidro and Mission Hills-Hillcrest public libraries opened last year, they had all of the state-of-the-art amenities patrons expect to find in their modern-day libraries. There were public computers and outdoor reading patios. There were teen centers, special children’s libraries and do-it-yourself tools like vinyl cutters and 3D printers.All of these resources were housed in beautiful buildings that were LEED-certified for environmental friendliness and decorated with public art, but the new additions that seemed to excite patrons and librarians the most were the ...


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