A glimpse inside the Lusher High School library shows bookshelves next to rows of computers, along with posters urging students to keep reading in the technology age. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)
As Lusher Charter School plans its budget for the upcoming school year, the administration is setting aside money to renovate the high school’s library — which has raised the question of what, exactly, goes into a library in a rapidly approaching future where digital text is overtaking the printed word.
“We don’t know what libraries are going to look like in 20 years,” said operations manager Frank Israel. “I don’t know, in 25 years, that it’s going to be a big giant room full of books.” Continue reading »