'New age' UK library looks beyond reading

Birmingham library still offers books, but table tennis, pianos and music practice rooms are now available to visitors.

    Amid the growing popularity of electronic books, online newspapers and video games, some say libraries no longer appeal.

    But one library in Birmingham, England seems to be proving that theory wrong.

    Al Jazeera's Jessica Baldwin reports from Birmingham. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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