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Columbia County library staff needs to set example by talking quieter

Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2007

Editor:

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I read the recent article about "disruptive activity" at the new Columbia County Library with interest.

When I was growing up, the library was a place of silence, where patrons and librarians spoke in hushed tones and any outbursts would not be tolerated. However, I have not found this type of atmosphere at the library. Instead, I have noted on any given visit, the staff are speaking quite a bit above a whisper to the patrons, parents are calling out to children across the room, and people are chatting over the computers.

I did send a note of concern to the library and received a reply in which these issues would be addressed. Several post-concern visits later and things seemed the same to be, but apparently the library indeed has been reacting to some noise, though it was made by a special-needs visitor.

I would love to be able to relax with a good book in a chair with a view, or browse along the many aisles of reading material waiting for selection. Unfortunately, until the staff sets a good example for the patrons who also recognize the need for less volume, I'll either go to one of the quieter branches in town or just stay home.

E.G. Yrizarry

Grovetown



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