Numerous studies, well supported in Clallam County by local usage data, confirm that public libraries continue to be a strong and vital component of their communities.  Libraries have adapted well to a changing society, and continue to meet community needs in new and innovative ways, including internet access, digital resources, help with internet navigation, and tech skills training.  Books and reading also remain as popular as ever, and libraries as community hubs that nurture social connection, in an increasingly virtual world, are highly valued.  Despite the changing face of library service roles, library buildings remain essential to the library’s ability to meet community needs and expectations, and will continue to do so in the future.