You See? You See? Your Stupid Minds! Stupid! Stupid!
For all those who love to read, Happy National Book Lover’s Day! While every day should be a Happy National Book Lover’s Day, I, that is me, a librarian, almost missed this fact today. In a weird sense of synchronicity, I did a self paced training at work for Connecting with Reluctant Teen Readers: Tips, Tricks and Titles. In addition, I was reading an article on NPR entitled Libraries’ Leading Roles: On Stage, On Screen And In Song. This bring me some happiness as there was mention of Star Trek, Neil Gaiman and Dr. Who all of which did a story around a library. As much as my library system is struggling to stay open and without layoffs, I know the library will still carry on. The question is how?
There has been discussion about some libraries being converted to homework centers with limited hours and part time staff. Mind you, we are not about part time library staff but just regular people with little to no library experience and yet, they will be working in
library homework center. What is being converted? Nothing but the name of library to homework centers. This is what your mayor and commissioners think as better option to closing libraries. You See? You See? Your Stupid Minds! Stupid! Stupid! I say, that no matter what you call it, it’s still a library.