Shhhhh! There was a time when the thought of going to the library was not all that exciting - shuffling through card catalogs, digging through rows of dusty books, and having to be quiet as a mouse or be reprimanded by the librarian. But times have changed and so have libraries which are now dynamic places full of books and magazines, computers, music, movies, games, and audio books. There might be a group of kids working on a craft project while their parents take a computer class. Libraries also serve as gathering places for book clubs, discussion groups, and interesting presentations. Visit the sites below to learn about the history of libraries, see some of the world's most amazing libraries, and find out what people are doing to make sure libraries continue to survive and thrive.