Ahh yes dumbar the legal expert.<quoted text>
what if one of the staff was a neo-nazi and thought it would be a good idea?
that would be highly unlikely as i am sure the staff wants what is best for the kids.
legally there would be no difference between a story promoting that,
and a story about a bear.
if access is opened to one it is opened to all.
so unfortunately it is easier for no one having access to avoid litigation.
#21 Aug 28, 2012
#22 Aug 28, 2012
the birther comes out of it's bunker again.
#23 Aug 28, 2012
Yeah, one of the sweet blue haired old ladies walks around wearing a brown shirt, a swastika, and goose steps on the weekends while singing the praises for der Fuhrer?
Do you realize how STUPID you sound!?
We're talking about reading to little kids, so Nazi propaganda wouldn't be age appropriate, just as if someone wanted to sit and talk about sex education to 5 year olds--it's not age appropriate.
#24 Aug 28, 2012
so lets see
this lady shows up and has a book to read for the kids.
sweet older lady who wants to read a story about rabbits but some of those rabbits are not true rabbits.
i gave an extreme example.
a point you missed by a country mile.
the fear of litigation can be a big problem with having outside people coming in.
while your at it you could have litigation over whether any story is age appropriate.
or a lawsuit on the content of the stories if you want to go down that road.
it is a minefield that is better avoided.
#25 Aug 28, 2012
Authors charge fees to do presentations/readings. It's a source of income. The aforementioned author Kay Winters says right on her web site she charges $700 for a half day and up. I would prefer the library spend that money on books, technology or programs (of which there are quite a few).
I think the Quakertown branch does a wonderful job with the limited resources they have. If you know an author who will speak for free, contact the library directly and they would probably be delighted to host.
#26 Aug 28, 2012
How far can you stretch your wacky story? That lady died 13 years ago...and do you really believe she'd show up at our library to read to kids.
You've got serious issues, pal.
#27 Aug 28, 2012
again you miss the point.
so try a another book.
the woman who wrote it is 57.
"Heather Has Two Mommies is a children's book written by Lesléa Newman with Diana Souza's illustrations, first published in 1989. Google Books describes it as "the first lesbian-themed children's book ever published"
yah think that there would be some people upset about it and filing lawsuits?
#28 Aug 28, 2012
I understand your point and it's a sad confirmation of the decline of our society and culture. Our nation has become so litigious, that what used to be considered an act of kindness or charity can now be misconstrued and turned into a lawsuit.
One of my talents is storytelling and I've always loved entertaining and educating children (for 37 years) and doing it for the love of sharing and not for money. Because of all the bad things that happen to kids, fear has so overwhelmed the public that having a story time - in a public place - cannot happen any longer for fear that someone will get upset and bad things will occur.
I always welcomed people of any age to listen, especially because I'm a parent myself and know the anxiety of leaving your children with ANYONE. A lot of parents seem to look for ways to get away from their children for a few hours which is sad. There's nothing like hearing a good story, told live, by an enthusiastic teller. Harkens back to the "sitting around the campfire days."
It is better to live in love than in fear. Share a smile with the people you encounter every day. Continue to do good kind things wherever God leads you. Do not fear what may happen, just do what you know God wants you to do. If we all walk around in fear all the time, the bad guys win.
#29 Aug 28, 2012
To debunk your lawsuit theory, the library is a private entity and can censor what it deems unfit.
#30 Aug 28, 2012
"The county system was founded in 1956 by a resolution of the Bucks County Board of Commissioners. An independent board of directors is accountable to the Commissioners for oversight. The majority of funding, more than 50%, is from General Fund tax dollars. Other funding includes state library aid, fines and fees, donations and endowments, and grants. The library system's annual budget ranges from about $10-12 million."
#31 Aug 28, 2012
Agree,not all art is pretty !
#32 Aug 29, 2012
Back when the library was on California Rd., I took my young sons to many activities at the library. They had wonderful summer programs where they read books, made crafts, had storytellers (which the parents enjoyed just as much as the kids), a photographer came in and taught the children photo basics, an origami artist came in and showed them how to do origami. Wonderful!
I read to my sons every night and when they started reading on their own, they read to me. They are adults now and still love reading. I think, if the parents love reading with their children, the children become avid readers too.
#33 Aug 29, 2012
Yes, here we have the legal expert and his primary source Wikipedia.
Nothing but the best!
#34 Aug 29, 2012
and a birther that adds nothing to the discourse chimes in.
#35 Aug 29, 2012
Well you cannot complain to much about quakertown library you come up to allentown you will see a hell hole of a library from possibly bed bugs to homeless all over the place to mothers letting there little 2 year old scream for an hour at the top of there lungs there is so much to do in quakertown for the teenagers and young adults they just need to stop being such a couch potato.
heck I lived there almost the first 22 years of my life
Some of you would remember the old quakertown library it was at the richlandtown police department building this new building and the stuff they offer there is a godsend.
#36 Aug 29, 2012
Even the old library on California Road was nicer than most.
The best thing about Quakertown library are the friendly librarians - Katrina, Michelle, Eric and the two young ladies with beautiful smiles and helpful attitudes.
#37 Aug 30, 2012
I understand that many authors charge visit fees, but most people who work in the book industry know that the fee an author charges on their website is flexible... many will waive them or work with a worthy organization (especially one from their own community!) to make the event mutually beneficial for all.
I am an author with books from a major publisher who grew up in Quakertown. I have offered to come in and read my picture books (not at all controversial)for free, as it benefits the community, but my calls and emails were not returned. I'm not sure why it wouldn't appeal to them, but come to think of it, I haven't seen or heard of ANY authors appearing at the library. It makes me think that they are not welcome.
#39 Aug 30, 2012
Are there any men working at the library?
#40 Sep 4, 2012
I love the library, but I'm tired of the teen couple who use it as their makeout area. I complained today and the manager went out but of course, as soon as he went back in they were at it again. Ugh!
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