The Enlightenment of the Educational Function of Public Libraries in Europe and the United States to the Development of Public Libraries in China
Abstract There is a huge gap between the development of the domestic public libraries and the public libraries in Europe and the United States. Some scholars believe that public libraries would soon be eliminated in China. This is caused by the misunderstanding of ‘public libraries are not closely combined with education’. In fact, the Internet is unable to replace the function of the library, because the Internet is ‘lack of direct interaction with people, and good information screening mechanism’.
Keywords Public library. Elementary education. Europe. United States.