Nepal, Dec. 7 -- Unlike libraries in western countries, libraries in Nepal aren't adapting to the changing times and are still stuck with functioning like a library from two decades ago. Bimala Pokharel thinks that because people value digital media and learning now more than ever, libraries should also adapt that to an extent.

Sikshya Sitaula, a BBA student, mentions that none of her friends visit public libraries. According to the 21-year-old, all the information they need is readily available online or at their college library. Sitaula has a membership to the American Library in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, but had she not been an avid reader, she wouldn't have needed it at all.

This was the unanimous opinion most youth this scribe spoke ...