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Ads in Support of Books – Coming to a Library Near You???

As public libraries have faced continued budget challenges, many have turned to non-traditional means of generating the revenues necessary to facilitate their ongoing operations. One such tactic that has generated continued discussion is the notion of allowing businesses to advertise within libraries, in exchange for fees that can be used to offset recent cuts in public dollars. Some have viewed this trend as an unfortunate one, in that these purists believe that libraries should be maintained as “no ad zones.”