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Public libraries changing to keep up with the digital age

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - Public libraries are offering more technology in order to stay relevant in the digital age.

According to a 2013 Pew Survey, 54 percent of Americans ages 16 and older had used a library or library website in the past 12 months, down from 59 percent the previous year.

Officials at Quincy Public Library say they're constantly looking at the community's wants and needs, including offering e-books and e-readers.

"A lot of people still want to hold a book in their hand, but they are becoming more and more popular as e-readers get less expensive and younger people are more used to technology," Nancy Dolan with the Quincy Public Library said.

Dolan says they're also looking into more computer based programs as well as several workshops and events aimed at educating people on how to use e-readers and tablets.
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