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A listener's response to bookless libraries

This final note today -- more of a comment, really -- on the interview we did yesterday about the bookless library they're building down in San Antonio. All iPads and e-readers, not a hardback in sight.

That doesn't sit too well with Elaine Amsterdam Farley in Sand Point, Idaho. Listen to the audio above to hear what she had to say.

And I'll tell you: I go to bed with my iPad every night, but amen, right?

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I also use the our local library...a lot. I would not be happy if any library were to close. I don't plan to acquire a Nook or any other equipment to read books. I want the REAL item. P.S. I really like your program.

I also use the our local library...a lot. I would not be happy if any library were to close. I don't plan to acquire a Nook or any other equipment to read books. I want the REAL item. P.S. I really like your program.

The caller completely misinterpreted the point of the bookless library! Judge Wolff is in no way trying to shut down libraries, and the San Antonio Public Library system has branches all over the city. He's trying to boost access to books in a new way, especially for people on the south side of San Antonio and in more remote areas of Bexar County.

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