By Mike Dunn
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The head of Philadelphia’s Free Library system says the number of people borrowing electronic books from their web site is growing by leaps and bounds, but she does not expect physical books to disappear anytime soon.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mother Pleading To Find Driver Who Struck Son In Hit-And-Run, 'Guardian Angel' Who Found Him
At a City Council hearing on Monday, Free Library president Siobhan Reardon said the library’s offerings of e-books for Kindle and other readers have become extremely popular.
“It’s our busiest… what we call our busiest ‘branch,’ ” she told the lawmakers during budget hearings. But she said the physical book isn’t disappearing.READ MORE: Philadelphia's Evil Genius Beer Company Giving Out Free Beers To Those Getting Vaccinated In May
“We have a long, long, long, long way before you will see the tactile material disappear,” she said. “We’re in this moderating zone right now where, knowing we have to go in the direction of far more electronic material, there’s still an enormous constituency that prefers the tactile material.”Friday Night In New Jersey Looks Like Something Out Of 2019 As Restrictions Eased