Memorial Day weekend: Saint Paul Public Library will be closed May 23 - 25.

MPR Midday: What is the Future of Libraries?

Date: Nov 16th, 2011

Library Director Kit Hadley joined Audrey Betcher, Director of the Rochester Public Library, and host Marianne Combs on Midday today on MPR.

In their earliest days, American libraries were repositories of books to read and share. Now libraries offer e-books, audio books, periodicals, music, art, movies, computer access and community services. Which library functions are most important now and in the future?


  • Audrey Betcher: Director, Rochester Public Library
  • Kit Hadley: Director, St. Paul Public Library

Listen to the conversation!