"Isn't being a librarian something only old ladies do?"
"So ... would you just be alphabetizing books all day?"
"Does anyone still even go to brick-and-mortar libraries?"
"Libraries Now - A Day in the Life" is a short documentary directed by Jesse Hicks and Julie Dressner that offers an eye-opening look at just how important public library branches are in New York City. These libraries go above and beyond by acting as community centers that provide the programs and services necessary to stitch together the city's safety net. You can watch the 10-minute film below.
Regardless of your reason for going to the library, your visit also has a secondary effect. Remember that when you support your local library, you're also supporting your community and its members (and aspiring librarians, like me)!