Even in towns with vibrant pubic library systems the strains of the gap between print-centric elderly patrons and a born-on-the-Web generation are looming large. Elderly populations are growing while the young are moving away from libraries as centers for ideas and social learning activities. With a heavy presence at the polls senior citizens will be making sure that libraries remain important local resources. But will they be willing to let libraries move on to serve the new generation on whom their future depends?
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