Houston High School Library Goes Virtual
A Texas school principal junks library books in favor of a "coffee-shop" style e-book campaign.
In a bold move that seems to echo the sentiments of Ray Bradbury’s controversial novel Fahrenheit 451, Lamar High School James McSwain disposed of a vast majority of the books in the school library–now remodeled in the style of a coffee shop– in favor of an e-book campaign.
According to a spokesperson of the Houston Independent School District (HISD):
The school library has been updated. It’s got a lot of new electronic equipment. Most of it’s e-books and new laptops and they’re putting their money, instead of into paper, they’re putting it into electronic resources.