With last weekend's release of the iPad, more pundits than ever are proclaiming the book an endangered species. Bookstores are closing left and right. It only follows that libraries would be in trouble, too. But are they? In my neighborhood, Santa Monica, California, the city's actually in the process of spending millions to build a new one.
Until last week, I hadn't been to a library in years. I used to go all the time -- I don't know what happened. Slowly, over the course of years, I was... READ ON