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. Books, in both print and electronic form, remain enduringly popular, access to technology and tech skills training is an important and expanding role of the modern library, as is the role of the Library as a community hub, where people can come together to meet, work, study, play, and create.

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.