More librarians are telling me (unhappily) that the number one thing they deliver to their patrons is free DVD rentals. That's not a long-term strategy, nor is it particularly an uplifting use of our tax dollars.
My family primarily uses our public library for free DVD rentals and children's books.
Books for adults? Occasionally, but we're more likely to buy them from Borders or Amazon.
Reference materials? On the rare occasion that we need them, we seem to always find what we need on the Web.
Expert guidance on how to find and interpret information? Not needed. We can do it ourselves.
How about you? How are you using your public library these days?