Honestly my opinion of libraries vary day to day. Sometimes I think “libraries are primitive relics from the pre-digital era” and other times I think “libraries are useful social services that need to have their functions updated to fit the needs of our digital society. Maybe we…
"My daughter’s generation will not be able to “read” any of that."
As your daughter, I disagree. I still have all of those media except the vinyl and the laserdiscs. And I have audiophile friends whose music collections are 90% vinyl. The large floppies have been re-purposed as a journal cover, since all they had on them were class exercises from elementary school. But I still use my minidisc player. I own my favorite books in hardback, paperback (for lending) and on Kindle. But I no longer have to kill a tree every time I want to read a crappy scifi/romance/whatever novel or catch up with a book club. Most of my generation sees the importance of data duplication and storage redundancy, and many of us cannot bring ourselves to get rid of VHS tapes from our childhood until/unless we can acquire the EXACT same material in other formats.