Huh

Utica, NY

#21 Jul 3, 2013
Andrew Carnegie wrote:
incredulous
Who's incredulous?
Morgan Hancock

Utica, NY

#22 Jul 3, 2013
Unfortunately, I cannot afford a Kindle. Apparently, I am not alone. Barnes & Noble is getting out of the Nook business (its version of Kindle) because of heavy losses. I'll take a good old book from a library any day!
Steven Rutherford

Utica, NY

#23 Jul 3, 2013
One of my fondest childhood memories was getting my first library card. My Mom would take me to the library every week to take out a new book to read. Parents, teach your children young!
Kindles for all

New York, NY

#24 Jul 3, 2013
Morgan Hancock wrote:
Unfortunately, I cannot afford a Kindle. Apparently, I am not alone. Barnes & Noble is getting out of the Nook business (its version of Kindle) because of heavy losses. I'll take a good old book from a library any day!
Better move out of New Hartford. If you can't afford a Kindle now just wait until your taxes go up to support a $1M library budget. At a cost of $100 each and based on a $1M library budget the town could afford to hand out 10,000 Kindles to town residents. And that would be a one time cost and not a reocurring yearly cost for a $1M library budget...
Misinformation

New York, NY

#25 Jul 3, 2013
Morgan Hancock wrote:
Unfortunately, I cannot afford a Kindle. Apparently, I am not alone. Barnes & Noble is getting out of the Nook business (its version of Kindle) because of heavy losses. I'll take a good old book from a library any day!
You are orrect, B&N has decreasing sales but that is because of competition not lack of demand:

One of the big reasons Barnes and Noble is seeing lower sales volume is because of the sheer amount of new products hitting the market. When the original Nook WIFI and Nook Color were released, the market was not as inundated with gadgets as it is now. There is a global increase of low-cost alternatives from Amazon, Google, Asus, and Samsung.
http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-reader...

Did you know 31% of Americans now own a tablet/eReader of some kind, be it iPad, Android, or iPad. That’s up from the 25% who reported the same in November 2012. That is an excellent growth rate.

Appears you are providing misinformation. Better go to the Library to check your facts before posting...
Ed Wiatr

Utica, NY

#26 Jul 3, 2013
Dear Misinformation, We are on the same wavelength. Your facts and figures support my argument for closing the New Hartford Library. Thank you, Ed
Misinformation The Facts

Utica, NY

#27 Jul 3, 2013
Wall Street Journal

A survey revealed that just 16% of Americans have actually purchased an e-book.

Ever since Amazon introduced its popular Kindle e-reader five years ago, pundits have assumed that the future of book publishing is digital. Opinions about the speed of the shift from page to screen have varied. But the consensus has been that digitization, having had its way with music and photographs and maps, would in due course have its way with books as well. By 2015, one media maven predicted a few years back, traditional books would be gone.

Half a decade into the e-book revolution, though, the prognosis for traditional books is suddenly looking brighter. Hardcover books are displaying surprising resiliency. The growth in e-book sales is slowing markedly. And purchases of e-readers are actually shrinking, as consumers opt instead for multipurpose tablets. It may be that e-books, rather than replacing printed books, will ultimately serve a role more like that of audio books—a complement to traditional reading, not a substitute.
Sammy

Utica, NY

#28 Jul 3, 2013
Ed wants to close everything.

---If it saves one red nickel in this two bit town then close it down!, says Ed.

There isn't an institution in NH that he doesn't have some dam issue with. Wtf did we ever do before this hero came to town? Thank heavens he's here to save us from ourselves and tell us all how to live in our communities.
Misinformation

New York, NY

#29 Jul 3, 2013
Misinformation The Facts wrote:
Wall Street Journal
A survey revealed that just 16% of Americans have actually purchased an e-book.
Ever since Amazon introduced its popular Kindle e-reader five years ago, pundits have assumed that the future of book publishing is digital. Opinions about the speed of the shift from page to screen have varied. But the consensus has been that digitization, having had its way with music and photographs and maps, would in due course have its way with books as well. By 2015, one media maven predicted a few years back, traditional books would be gone.
Half a decade into the e-book revolution, though, the prognosis for traditional books is suddenly looking brighter. Hardcover books are displaying surprising resiliency. The growth in e-book sales is slowing markedly. And purchases of e-readers are actually shrinking, as consumers opt instead for multipurpose tablets. It may be that e-books, rather than replacing printed books, will ultimately serve a role more like that of audio books—a complement to traditional reading, not a substitute.
Just to make you aware e-readers are part of a family of electronic gadgets that can be used to read e-books:

http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2013/03/07/...

"The January survey data shows that 31% of Americans now own a tablet of some kind, be it iPad, Android, or iPad. That’s up slightly from the 25% who reported the same in November 2012. That is an excellent growth rate, even though it is far less spectacular than what was reported this time last year (from 10% before Christmas to 19% after Christmas)."

Sorry, just the facts. E-readers are evolving and becoming a integral part of all of our everyday gadgets...
underwater in Chadwicks

Colorado Springs, CO

#30 Jul 10, 2013
So if we don't need a library we can use the money for flood control.
Phryg

New York, NY

#31 Jul 10, 2013
You all sound so ridiculous. There has been so mich damage done the library, nh, AND utica are all unsaveable.
Truth

Utica, NY

#32 Jul 10, 2013
Library Tortoise wrote:
Hello New Hartford! I am the NH Library Tortoise and on behalf of the New Hartford Library Trustees we need your help to save your Library. Here is my blog:
http://newhartfordonline.blogspot.com/
Town Supervisor Pat Tyksinski is running for Town Supervisor again, although he has previously said he would not. If you enjoy the services of the library and believe it should continue, you need to punish him in the voting booth. Don Backman his Republican opponent is not an option either, he has been blind to what Wiatr costs us in community resources and spirit.
Tyksinki is trying to destroy the Library! Councilman Don Backman is trying to destroy our library. Ed Wiatr is trying to destroy the library! Ed Flemma is trying to destroy our library! Joe Bolton is trying to destroy our Library! The forces aligned against our library are legion. Help us now or the library will be bulldozed over!
Please read my blog. Which can be found here: http://newhartfordonline.blogspot.com/
Originally, when the library went to vote to be built (years ago) the townspeople voted down the option to fund and build a news library. So certain people did it anyway and the taxpayers are now stuck with the bill. Well guess what, NOT this taxpayer. Lets those who built it against the vote pay for it....
Utica sucks

Utica, NY

#33 Jul 10, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Originally, when the library went to vote to be built (years ago) the townspeople voted down the option to fund and build a news library. So certain people did it anyway and the taxpayers are now stuck with the bill. Well guess what, NOT this taxpayer. Lets those who built it against the vote pay for it....
Guess what douche? Move then if you dislike nh so much. Sick and tired of
You complainers.
Richard

Hacienda Heights, CA

#34 Jul 30, 2013
What going on with the NH library? Any indictments yet?
Library Tortoise

Hampton, VA

#35 Jul 30, 2013
Richard wrote:
What going on with the NH library? Any indictments yet?
There should be... The situation at the NH Library is worse then just wasting taxpayer money. How does fileing fradulant reports with NY State Government sound?
im not a money tree

Watertown, MA

#36 Jul 30, 2013
The NH library in trouble again? Why am I not surprised. I have enough of them wasting money like it grows on trees. Time to shut it down and use the money for road and flood damage repair. Enough with the handouts.
NH Spartan

Hampton, VA

#37 Jul 30, 2013
im not a money tree wrote:
The NH library in trouble again? Why am I not surprised. I have enough of them wasting money like it grows on trees. Time to shut it down and use the money for road and flood damage repair. Enough with the handouts.
At this point I agree. It's better to bring back the annual town trash pick up then fund our dysfunctional NH libraians for another year.

What about it new Hartford? Would you rather have trash pick up back or continue to fund the redundant Library?
Another Taxpayer

New York, NY

#38 Jul 30, 2013
NH Spartan wrote:
<quoted text>
At this point I agree. It's better to bring back the annual town trash pick up then fund our dysfunctional NH libraians for another year.
What about it new Hartford? Would you rather have trash pick up back or continue to fund the redundant Library?
I second the motion. Now it just needs to be heard, discussed, and voted on at a town meeting...
underwater in Chadwicks

Watertown, MA

#39 Jul 30, 2013
I agree. Its better to have trash pick up back then give more money to the Library just so they can give it away to their friends and families.
Posting to Yourself

Utica, NY

#40 Jul 30, 2013
We don't need a Library or a trash pickup. Dumpsters are at the town garage and there's a Library in Utica.

And quit posting to yourself you nutcase. Like we can't tell ....

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