Libraries will survive due to their crucial role in the cultural development of mankind.
Libraries will not be displaced by modern technologies. Quite the contrary, these technologies provided in the cultural institutions extend the circles of services available for readers. The apps of state-of-the-art technology contribute to meet the requirements of the "postmodern generations".
Libraries have a good track record of syncing up with past technological advances and modern facilities by making the use of the potentials.
Let's see some examples:
A unique international library movement has been launched in the US. Its goal is quite complex: to boost literacy and popularise reading by providing books almost everywhere as well as build community.
The Pay-it-forward project is based on the "Take a book, leave a book" idea. The originators were inspired in part by tales of Lutie Stearns, who traveled the back roads of Wisconsin to lend books in the first four decades of the 20th century.
The passers-by, both children and adults, look at the little library wonderingly first, but they soon get a warm, fuzzy feeling about the free opportunity to stop and examine the cute boxes, to take out books or put in other ones; in addition, it is a great possibility for people to gather and enjoy the atmosphere of a good community by chatting and browsing books.
The Little Library is bigger than a breadbox and homier than a newspaper box. It is located nearly everywhere:on bike paths, outside coffee shops, in the front yards of private homes and on various other spots.
They are stocked with books ranging from academic texts to children's classics as well as gardening magazines and other kinds of journals.
Little Libraries are sprouting up all over the US; hopefully, Europe will adopt the project.