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Digital shift

Going (almost) bookless has made Cushing Academy's library a popular spot

Comfortable chairs — but very few books — populate the Cushing Academy library these days. James Tracy (standing center), the headmaster who instituted the change, says he has gone “from pariah to prophet.’’ Comfortable chairs — but very few books — populate the Cushing Academy library these days. James Tracy (standing center), the headmaster who instituted the change, says he has gone “from pariah to prophet.’’ (Mark Wilson for The Boston Globe)
By Sam Allis
Globe Staff / November 6, 2010

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ASHBURNHAM — Until 2009, the library at Cushing Academy, a small, co-ed private boarding school, looked like any other school library: a crowded space packed with dark canyons of books. It was, says headmaster James Tracy, the least used building on campus. Then, a little over a year ago, Cushing got rid of almost all of its 20,000 books in ... (Full article: 1219 words)

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