I recently stepped into the local library for the first time in several years. It had been so long that I needed a new library card, because mine had been purged out of the system. Although it’s embarrassing to admit it had been so long, it felt good to be surrounded again by so much potential knowledge.
As I listened to the librarian explain the current services and materials, I looked around.
While there weren’t as many books as I was used to seeing in a library,...