“City councillors unanimously voted yesterday to officially kill the idea of building a new main library on the Centre Block”
Boo, I say. A library smack dab in downtown is what I want. It is currently downtown, but being on the main street would’ve been better. At least they still are working on expanding the current location (how? Maybe take over the Police station? There’s no room!) or building on another site. I suppose more branch libraries would be a good thing too. Branch libraries don’t seem to be a big deal around here, with KPL only having four branches, and Waterloo PL only has one! Branch libraries (in Windsor) served a very important role in my childhood development. It was a special treat when we went to the downtown library, and even then we really didn’t go much until we were older (10ish).
BTW, has anyone noticed there really isn’t any programming for 20-somethings at libraries? What about us? Sure, we’re supposed to be in the time of our lives when we build families and careers, but, um, some us aren’t really building anything (except obsessions with swing dancing – or is that just me?).
I think I need a t-shirt: Bored@YourLibrary. (Okay, book club isn’t that bad, but not currently holding my attention)