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Marketplace senior economics contributor Chris Farrell discusses how these social institutions continue to give back to communities.
Almost half of Denmark's libraries are open 24 hours a day.
"Toyeries" are making a comeback.
Officials say when young readers rack up fines, the likelihood they'll use their card again, or return to the library, diminishes.
Millennials are making libraries cool again. A Pew Research Center study found that 53 percent of millennials in the U.S. had used their public library at least once in the year prior to the survey.
Libraries have started to lend out not just books and movies, but musical instruments and other paraphernalia for hobbies.
It’s Hannah Palin’s job to keep old films from decaying on the shelf.