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American Pacific territories' librarians say books are here to stay

American Pacific territories' librarians say books are here to stay

Updated 15 November 2012, 15:25 AEDT

For those of you who like to read and love your libraries, over 100 people are gathering on Guam this week to help improve libraries in the American Pacific territories.

The 22nd Annual Pacific Island Association of Libraries, Archives and Museums Conference is taking place in Hagåtña.

But with the internet changing people's reading habits, many libraries - at least here in Australia - are seeing the numbers of readers falling.

What is it like for people across Guam, Micronesia, Palau and Hawaii? And what is the future of the libraries in the region?

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Maria Ovalles, Guam Library Association; Jayleen Kokis, librarian assistant, Federated States of Micronesia; Imengel Mad, George B. Harris Elementary School, Palau

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