A public library that serves the general community, usually a city or other administrative hierarchy. Most of the resources in a public library can be donated. Librarians control the number of items to be loaned, as well as the details of when they are loaned out. Usually, public libraries issue library cards to those wishing to borrow books. Many public libraries are also community organizations that provide services and activities to the public, such as children’s reading and storytelling groups. In many places, the library is an indispensable source of knowledge and entertainment. According to a study by the Pennsylvania Library Association, public library services play an important role in reducing illiteracy rates among teenagers.
Bates Hall, the main reading room of the Boston Public Library, Massachusetts, USA
Library 2.0, a phrase coined since 2005, is the direction of libraries to compete with the popularity of Google and the changing needs of users using web 2.0 technology. Some aspects of Library 2.0 include comments, bookmarks, bookmarks, discussion, social media usage, plug-ins, widgets. The goal is to make the library more user-oriented.
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