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February 25, 2014 7:47 PM

To thrive in a digital age, libraries offer much more than books to attract patrons

The Espresso Book Machine at the new Woodneath library branch, which can produce 3.4 million titles on demand and each in a matter of minutes, is a symbol of the many ways modern public libraries are striving to remain relevant in the digital age. The Kansas City Public Library has dived into a wide menu of public programming. The Cass County Public Library is struggling with falling circulation, but it has creative offerings for children.

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