Suggestions & Questions from Our Library Users
1. So I Came in today 12/5/2018 @ 1:20 pm To look for something Crafty for My 6 year Old + 7
year Old Autistic Kids. I picked up a Couple of Mittens for decoration From the Childrens
Area and Was told that the Materials are for Parents + Kids only. I Was Insulted By this As
the Childrens Librarian Did Not Even Ask if I Was Picking up or Even if I had Kids. My 7 year
Old Comes here Regularly My 6 year Old has Extreme Sensory Issues And I Rarely get her to
Come here. I thought the library Was supposed to be an open Environment Where Parents
Who home School like me Can Come for Enrichment and helpful Materials Instead I Was
Approached as if I Were depriving others. This is Not the Way You treat the Public I end up
Putting the Mittens back. I am Ashamed by this as a Patron and former Employee of this
Library. I Just Wanted People to Know of this.
Thank you for sharing your frustrations with us. As noted, we have recently
added a Maker Table in the Point. This table is often stocked with science
activities as well as “make and take” craft projects. This popular area is meant to
give families something creative and engaging to do while visiting the library.
While we do ask that the supplies for these projects stay in the library, we are
always happy to provide instructions and a sample project for those who would
like to do these activities at home. We apologize if this wasn’t properly
communicated on your recent visit. Additionally, we hope that you’ll return with
the kids to one of these drop-in programs or, alternately, one of our upcoming
1. I know that you display a will balance outlook on politics. So, I wonder why there is one
positive book on Trump next to eight negative books, not counting other neg. political
books on the shelve. Are my taxes supposed to fund your political views? Hugs from Obama
WNPL strives to develop collections that reflect multiple points of view. The
books on the new shelves or on display represent a small portion of our
overall collections, and vary greatly depending upon what is available on a
given day, as the availability of the on shelf titles changes with each
checkout. We own a number of books authored by or about President
Trump, representing different viewpoints. Please feel free to ask staff for
help in locating or possibly placing holds on titles if you need assistance
during your next to our library. You are also welcome to submit collection
suggestions to Adult or Youth Services staff for consideration if you are
unable to find a title in our collections. In addition, we offer interlibrary
loan to WNPL cardholders to help find titles at other libraries.
Thank you for taking the time to help us improve our service to you.
If suggested a title for purchase, we have passed it along to staff members who order materials.
Ryan Livergood, Executive Director
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