1.Are public libraries DISAPPEARING, with all the technology and Internet speed ?
2.Are books being REPLACED?
3.Can you always rely on the INTERNET?
4.Can students appreciate the value of a WELL READ?
These are the questions that we should answer in order to really find out the problem.
1-Nowadays public libraries are not as popular as they used to be. Nobody seems to want to borrow books, I guess they just search the Internet for summaries or for the entire book to read. Libraries are not disappearing, but there surely will not be some new built.
2-The Internet is now the new attraction, the new omniscient source of information. Books are slowly being replaced. The new technology is gaining field. Books are now characterized as being uninteresting, old-fashioned, unnecessary... It is a global problem and we ( children,teenagers) are the ones who have the power to decide the future of books. Are we willing to surrender ? And this is a new question we need to discuss...
3-New technology is not flawless. The ones who post pieces of information on the Internet are people just like us. They , of course, cannot know it all and many times they make mistakes.Many articles and even images which are on the Internet have been altered in order to show what the "reality" is. The Internet is very useful, but it is not safe to search a certain piece of infomation only on the Internet .
4-Nothing can replace the experience of reading a good book by the window on a rainy day. Nothing can replace the impatience with which we turn the page of the book in our hands in order to see what happens next with our favourite character.Teenagers should remember how they used to love books when they were little and maybe they will start to realise what they are missing.