In age of technology, people still find time for library visits

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Despite the presence of technology overshadowing the advantages of a good old-fashioned book, across the country people are going to the library more and more of late.
Even more surprising is that it is mostly young adults ages 18-25 are choosing libraries as their place to hang out.
Darby O'brien at the Utica Library said that libraries are surviving by evolving with the times, and she said that people see value in libraries as a place to collaborate, concentrate and learn something new.
"We have found here especially with our programs with adults they're very interested in learning something so we still do programs on music and things like that," she said. "But we're going to increase our programs on learning something to memoir writing, drawing, learning yoga, dance, something that people can come and learn more about."

Children programs are booming as well with the Utica Library offering 65 different programs for kids last month. 

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