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Port Chester Student Uses Internet Over Library

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – Port Chester High School freshman Eddie Romero is part of a generation that grew up with computers and Internet access, and is more accustomed to getting information from websites like Wikipedia than from books.

The school library was once thought to be a place where students conducted research for reports and general assignments, but Eddie said he doesn't use it very often.

"It's only when I really need it," said Eddie, 14.

Eddie said he goes to the high school library twice a month when he is required to do a book report or an essay, but he usually ends up using Internet research to assist him.

He said he prefers to use his home computer over the library computers because he doesn't have to wait for a spot.

For the most part, Eddie said he finds the library a good place to do research when he necessary.  His only qualm is when he can't find a book he is looking for because it has been checked out.

"They need more copies of some books," he said.

In these situations, Eddie said he heads to the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library.

"That's where I go when I'm really desperate for a book."

Do you have a child at Port Chester High School? How often do they use the library?

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