Here's A Nice Post from the Parent Dish blog.
Some folks think that the library -- a stodgy place filled with dusty books -- is an outdated concept in this era of the internet and computers. I would strongly disagree. In my eyes, the library has always been about being a shared resource, not just about books. There are lots of books, magazines, and even websites of which the average person cannot justify the high cost, for the one or two times they might want or need to use them.