Library Patrons On the Rise As Economy Goes Down
Local libraries are becoming more popular as economic pressures draw additional customers. Texas State Librarian Peggy Rudd says it’s putting a strain on librarians. Rudd says parents unable to afford book purchases are bringing their kids to the library. Library Internet usage is up as people cut their home Internet service to save money. Fort Worth library director Gleniece Robinson says their library usage is triple what it normally is. Job seekers are using local libraries to polish their resume and search for work.