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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Libraries offer more than just printed books


April 23, 2016

Tracie Mitchell

Quentin Boltz uses a computer at the Washakie County Library in Worland to fill out on-line job applications Friday afternoon.

WORLAND – In this day and age of instant gratification, the internet and everything becoming digital people have begun to question the future of public libraries. Why would a person need to visit the library when they can download a book onto their Kindle, iPad, other electronic devices and even their smart phones? The answer: because libraries offer more, much more than just printed books.

Washakie County Library Director Karen Funk stated, "The reason that people think that libraries are becoming obsolete is the development of new products. But it's not just the library, you will find t...

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