22
Apr

Shhhhhh!

LibraryPissedA_WpCThe local library, closed for renovations for the past month, re-opened yesterday.

We expected to maybe see new carpeting, a fresh coat of paint, nicer bathrooms. Perhaps improved acoustics to muffle the sound of screaming children running uncontrolled or the booming voices of the library staff who yell questions and answers across the room all day long.

But what did we get? Many fewer books, more meeting rooms, and several dozen computers and work stations. Oh, and an exciting self-service checkout process so the chatty librarians don't actually have to do any work while they are there.

What a letdown! We thought a trip to the bookstore might make up for the galling experience at the library...but then we remembered: the bookstore closed down in January.

Check out this link, fellow book lovers -

http://theweek.com/articles/444844/what-death-library-means-future-books

Comments

  1. Rita says:

    I agree with everything in the article from The Week. Libraries are so much more than collections of books and giving everyone a Kindle with an unlimited subscription would not nearly duplicate all the services that even a small public library provides. Long live libraries! I wouldn't want to live in a world without them!

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