Washington Post article addresses shift from print to digital

The Washington Post published an article on July 7 that addresses the shift from print to digital books in public libraries. The writer interviewed Federation President, Susan Haight. Here is Susan’s quote from the article:

In the District, where the collection of print books has fallen 39?percent since 2009, Susan Haight said she’s found that her generation — she’s 66 — is willing to give e-books a chance.

“Libraries are leading my generation to this stuff,” said Haight, who is president of the Federation of Friends of the D.C. Public Library. “They have a responsibility to do this, and they want to help people with this.”

Where are the books? Libraries under fire as they shift from print to digital.
Washington Post, July 7, 2015 by Michael S. Rosenwald

Check It In! Fines forgiven through February 5

Do you have an overdue library book, CD or DVD? Check it in December 5 – February 5 and DC Public Library will forgive your fines. That’s right! No Fines, No fees, No questions asked.

You lost the book. No problem. Stop by your local DC Public Library and they’ll forgive that too.

No matter how long you’ve had it. No matter the condition. Check it in and discover the joy of using DC Public Library again. For more information visit http://www.dclibrary.org/node/29020.

Tommy Wells Traveling Book Club

The kickoff for the Tommy Wells Traveling Book Club will be at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 5th, 2011. You can learn more and sign up at:


We hope that you plan to attend to show your support for the Councilmember’s efforts as well as support for your fellow Friends.

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