Suggestions & Questions from Our Library Users
1. Of course it’s nice not to have to pay fines but I hope the Hot Picks
books don’t vanish for days or weeks on end! That $1. per day
overdue fine was definitely a motivator in my finishing the book
within the week.
Thank you for taking the time to share your concern with us. We
appreciate your comments and have considered this ourselves. Prior to
deciding to make this change, we spent a great deal of time reviewing
the outcomes of other libraries who have gone fine-free before us.
Counterintuitive though it may seem, many libraries who have gone
fine-free have found that their materials are, on average, returned
sooner than before. The understanding that libraries provide shared
materials can be just as motivating as overdue fines in encouraging the
return of materials. Our hope is that our experience here will be similar.
Certainly this is one of many issues we’ll be following closely in the
coming months and will take steps to address should problems arise.
2. Would appreciate So much if you Could do a program about Why
& How The 27 amendments of the United States came to be.
Thank you for your suggestion. We will pass it on to one of our
3. Minecraft class (or stem) & other like classes 1st/2nd graders home
schoolers during day (mornings? .)
Our STEM classes are very popular, and we’ve recently expanded our
programming in hopes of accommodating even more people. We now
offer Tinker Tuesday, a drop-in STEM program, each week, from 4-
7pm, for children in grades K-5. We also have a number of other STEM
based opportunities each month on various afternoons as well
as Saturday mornings. We try to offer classes during times when we can
reach as many patrons as possible. We will definitely look into adding a
Minecraft program in the future. Thank you for the suggestion!
1. The hot chocolate from vending machine is very hot. Maybe
warning for kids & parents.
Thanks for the feedback. There is already a warning sign on the
vending machine that states: “CAUTION! HOT BEVERAGE –
Temperature may exceed 160 degrees F – USE CARE”
2. VENDING? CAN THEY HAVE PAYDAY BARS AND MOUNTAIN DEW
IN MACHINES SOMETIME? THANK YOU!
Thank you for your suggestions. We can pass along your ideas to the
company that provides our vending machines.
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
Ryan Livergood, Executive Director
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