Loud IDIOTS at Library
Posted in the Mount Sterling Forum
#1 Aug 24, 2010
Am I the only one sick and tired of the fact EVERYTIME you come into this place either crazy mary (loud mouth crackhead black woman) is basicly screaming her words out. Or the noise of genetic offspring yelling. Damn as i sit here I cant even hear myself think, librarians dont do crap to keep some kinda order to make this place resemble a libary. Do your jobs!
#2 Aug 24, 2010
If you would get a Damn job then you wouldnt have to use public computers and then you wouldnt have to worry with Mary.
#3 Aug 24, 2010
The library staff do typically try to "control" the people that are in the library the best that is possible. However, most people do not understand that, as a public place, there are rules, that they continue to recommend to people to be quiet, etc. they try to reinforce those rules with the same people that they see every single day, but it is still a public place, and the "public" is still allowed in. They work to make it equally accessable to everyone, in a very small building space. Their stats for the year said that nearly 500 people a day visit the library. Adults, kids, naturally quiet people, naturally loud people; and they all have the same right to use the "public" library. It is difficult to balance the "fairness" to each of them, deciding what is each person's right to be able to do, what "they want" to do in the library may not be the same thing that their neighbor thinks they should be able to do. However, if it is legal, and the 500 people each day are some how managed through the building in an orderly fashion, then it seems to be a major accomplishment for what few people work there.(Think about how many people it takes to make Wal-Mart function).
The staff has to continue to serve other patrons, clean up the mess that is continually left in the restrooms, order new materials and get them ready for patrons to check out, help patrons find what they need, answer phones and public questions, make copies, etc. It is not always easy to be "police to the world" while they are trying to do all those other things at the same time. Sometimes it comes down to a choice for them, between, do you continually tell one person that will be leaving in a few minutes any way, to have their child be quiet, or wait on the 5 people standing in line to check out.
(And, "shut up" are you saying that "genetic offspring" does not have the right to be in the library because it is excited to be there, and has trouble controlling its excitment, while you are an adult and have learned to control your ability to be quiet?) Funny, you haven't learned to control you ability to use foul language.
The last time I checked, the librarians were doing their jobs! Let's see... You had a library to go into in the first place... There were working computers there for people to use... There were books, movies, & audios, on the shelf to check out... The floor was clean, shelves were straight, books catalogged, labeled, etc... Sounds like if they weren't doing their jobs, none of those things would be there, and you would be sitting your complaining butt at home instead of at the library at all! What would you have to complain about then!
#4 Aug 27, 2010
TY frequent library observer... as a former employee of the library it is nice to hear kind words about out library. Mary has been told many times to quiet down and on occasion has been asked to leave. The staff working there are all very professional and I would not hesitate to ask any of them for help.
If everyone knew what goes on behind the doors in the back, they would definately change their mind about the library. Those ladies work their butts off to make sure the library runs as smoothly as possible. Constantly updating the computers, obtaining new material, preparing story time, going to the preschool to read, and Nena, who runs the bookmobile constantly stays busy.
Cleaning up after EVERYONE is a full time job there in itself. The workers are always finding things just thrown on the shelves when someone decides they dont want it. Please just take the books to the desk and they will be glad to put it back for you.
I have been in hundreds of libraries across the country and I am very proud of the way ours is run and staffed.
#5 Aug 27, 2010
I am surprised that people still use public libraries. Here in Lexington, they are just places that homeless people hang out.
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