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Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

The brand new $31 million dollar Route 9 Library and Innovation Center opened its doors Tuesday morning.

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In recent years, we’ve heard a fair amount about public libraries here in the First State reinventing themselves to remain relevant.  They’ve upgraded technology and started offering e-books and free wi-fi while dedicating more space for community use and job centers to help people looking for work.

But what about school libraries? Where to they fit in now?

We have a look at what the state has in mind in the Delaware School Libraries Master plan released last month.  The report called the state of school libraries "dire," then presented 10 recommendations to change that.

This week we sat down with State Librarian Annie Norman to discuss what the report and the path forward it suggests.