I'm sure anyone who has been to a library over the last few years has probably seen that libraries have weird as hell hours, and they seem to change often into more annoying and weirder hours. Well where I live they've just decided to cut the libraries hours from the sad 48 they were open a week, down to 24. That goes for all libraries in the county. They are also debating on closing all the libraries in the county next year.
While its true not as many people read anymore so this shouldn't have as much of an effect on the world at large other than causing some people to become unemployed, the real problem lays with the internet. Most businesses post jobs online and have their applications on line and all that good stuff. There are many people without any internet access other than libraries. That's where they go to look for jobs and check on things. Take away that, and then that affects the unemployed people.
Now one could say that the people will just find other means and it will all sort itself out in the end. Those who would say that have never been in that situation. I have. If I have to go back into that situation, no library is going to more than just inconvenience my life.
btw, I do actually check out books from time to time, so thats important too.