Are public libraries obsolete and irrelevant in light of the digital age, the answer is no. There have been significant changes to public libraries since the Revolutionary War Era, adapting to needs/wants of the patrons. Now, public libraries are free for everyone, offering a variety of materials. In the beginning, censorship was a problem, now less so, but the American Library Association fights against it, with the development of Banned Book Week. Public libraries need to provide materials whether it is books, ebooks, DVDs or a telescope to meet patrons needs/wants. Also having a variety of programming and free internet access will serve the community better. Library staff needs to be attuned to popular trends and current events and to try to implement them into their libraries. Librarian Sarah St. Martin said that libraries should “try to think outside the box…be creative and engaged in new activities that are not ‘traditional’ library services.”(65) Public libraries should not get rid of traditional library services but be attentive to what the patrons needs/wants. Do they want more computer access, storytime for their children, or the want the latest movies? Establishing partnerships in the 21st century should be a priority for all libraries. Having these partnerships, public libraries will not just be one entity anymore, they will be stronger together, and be able to serve more people. Public libraries are still an important asset to their communities, providing valuable resources and services, without them communities would not be the same.