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Central Coast Voices: SLO County Library Centennial Celebration

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries. Many people might think that the library is used less often today due to the internet, but in fact San Luis Obispo County Libraries had their busiest year in 2018, with more than 1 million visitors, and almost 3 million items checked out. Libraries have always been about connecting people with information they are seeking. In the past that was done with books and other print media. Now the County Public Libraries follow a mission of connecting the community to knowledge, culture, and creativity by providing people with tools they need and expertise from staff. Books are not going away, but libraries are so much more than books.

Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests Chase McMunn, Assistant Director of Libraries for the County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries and Erica Thatcher, the County of SLO Public Libraries Collection Development Coordinator as they discuss how the County Libraries are celebrating this milestone and what they are they doing to stay current in this modern era.

Broadcast date: 6/27/2019

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.