Libraries – no need to reinvent the wheel

Shhh! I know a place that you can ask any question and receive a professionally-researched answer. There’s even a 24/7 online chat function on their website. Or if you don’t have access to a computer, you can meet the researcher face-to-face. If you need accessibility features for print disabled, the professionals will guide you to spoken-word or video resources. Best yet, it’s tax-supported and FREE for all ages! I can’t imagine how the NYT missed adding the Public Library to the article The Answers Are Out There, and New Q. and A. Sites Dig Them Up 😉

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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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