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More Than Just Books

As we continue highlighting the media coverage of the “old new” library, it’s interesting to note how much has changed since then.  The article below proudly boasts of the “magazines, records, tapes, and films” that were available at the Pittsboro Library of the 1970s.

Looking for something to do on a Friday night? The library had you covered – you could check out an 8mm or a 16mm film to watch at home, along with the projector and screen you’d need to watch it.  Hankering for the latest Marvin Gaye or Lynyrd Skynyrd album?  They had that, too – on vinyl, of course!

These days you’re more likely to take home a DVD, a CD, or simply download an Ebook to your Kindle or iPod.  Still, it’s nice to know that even though the format may have changed, the library has always Pittsboro’s go-to source for “more than just books”.