At first glance, the stately Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library gives off quite the historical vibe, as many libraries and buildings do in the Northeast. Sitting at the top of a hill in downtown Boothbay Harbor, the white columns spanning the height of the building beckon all book-lovers to enter.
There has been a lot of debate recently in the library world about the effectiveness and necessity of overdue fines at public libraries. More and more libraries have started conversations of what it would look like to do away with overdue fines. Would it change the behavioral patterns of patrons for better or worse?
eBooks have dramatically expanded the reach of public libraries’ services… I mean, you don’t even have to leave your house to check out books! In addition, the expansion of accessibility for handicapped and/or disabled patrons that these online databases have given libraries is extremely important.
However after finishing it, I was absolutely entranced that such a complicated topic could be written about so elegantly and effortlessly. It has stolen my heart ever since and is now one of my all-time favorite books. With years in between each of the few times I have read this book, it has still managed to pleasantly surprise me with its breath-taking storyline and mesmerizing characters.
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Funding for public libraries is more complex than just assuming taxes take care of everything. Without proper funds, libraries are forced to cut back on operating hours, eliminate certain programs, or decrease the number of employees, all of which impact how effectively your library can provide the services you need!
This Halloween, ditch the risque low-cut blouse and short skirt, grab a book and some excitement for universal access to information, and show the world what a real sexy librarian looks like.
There has been a lot of debate recently in the library world about the effectiveness and necessity of overdue fines at public libraries. More and more libraries have started conversations of what it would look like to do away with overdue fines.
What if I told you there is a way to get free Netflix? What if I told you there was a way to avoid making several Netflix and Hulu accounts to get the free 30 day trials just to watch ONE show? What if I told you that you could have access to almost any movie or TV show your heart desires located in one database?