Does anyone use the library anymore? Why do we even need a library?

Libraries provide programs that promote literacy to all residents, from children to the elderly. Families attend story time and other activities, providing children with their first learning experience and helping parents become more confident helping their children with reading. The Modesto Library had 221,000 visitors in 2022-23, checking out 460,000 books and materials. It also connected people to essential services and resources, such as wifi, for those unable to access it at home, helping them create resumes and look for employment. In that same year, 18,525 computer sessions were held.