Young Adult Fantasy Books


You guys need more fantasy books for Young Adults.

12/5/08

Thanks very much for your interest! While the library currently does not have the funding for a Young Adult Librarian, any of the Reference staff would be happy to take your purchase suggestions for authors or titles in person or on the telephone. The Head Reference Librarian, Laura Bernheim can also receive purchase requests by email at LBernheim@minlib.net. Most items are also available for inter-library loan throughout the Minuteman Library Network.

Keep reading!
Deb Fasulo, Asst. Director

dfasulo@minlib.net

Heat in the library


The library feels like an oven and that is a waste of energy.

11/15/08

Libraries are a challenge to heat and cool efficiently due to the nature of books and paper which hold on to heat and humidity longer than air. The library staff are well aware that different areas of the building can be warmer or cooler than others and often dress in layers in order to adjust their personal temperatures as needed. OSHA has no regulations specifically addressing temperature and humidity but recommends temperature control in the range of 68-76° F and humidity control in the range of 20%-60%. (See www.osha.gov)

Sincerely,
Deb Fasulo, Asst. Director

dfasulo@minlib.net

Kids’ Safety


I like that the Children’s Department does such a good job looking after kids so that they won’t get hurt.

12/5/08

Thanks for noticing! While the library staff wants to be sure that everyone visiting the library does so safely, it is actually is the responsibility of the accompanying adults to ensure the safe and appropriate behavior of their children in the library. Children under 9 years old should never be in the library unattended and although children 9 and up can be left in the library to complete homework or read, they should always know how to reach their adult.

Sincerely,
Deb Fasulo, Asst. Director

dfasulo@minlib.net