Reading and the importance of libraries

The Z. J. Loussac Public Library in Anchorage.
The Z. J. Loussac Public Library in Anchorage. (Staff photo)

Vacations and books are wonderful companions. PBS is sponsoring the Great American Read this summer and people across the nation are voting on their favorite novels. But with the ease and portability of online reading, how important are books and the libraries that house them? What does the future look like for the places that care for literature, documents and other archives?

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HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Mary Jo Torgerson – Anchorage Public Library Director
  • Chris Hieb – State Libraries, archives and museums.

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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at ltownsend@alaskapublic.org or call 907-350-2058.

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