No Smoking on Library Grounds

It’s a shame that the library is not able or willing to enforce its “No Smoking on Library Grounds” rule. Exiting patrons are often forced into a cloud of smoke, not to mention the litter of discarded cigarette butts. One Tuesday there were three smokers sitting on the steps, blocking the entrance.

I can certainly appreciate your frustration with having to walk through smoke to visit the library. Smokers are spoken to and moved outside the iron fences whenever staff encounter smokers there. “Smokers outposts” or ashtrays are available at the edges of the grounds as well as signs to let smokers know to properly dispose of the butts there. You can help us enforce our policy by letting staff know as soon as you encounter smokers on the library grounds. That way we can address it directly at the time that it is occurring.

Sincerely,
Deb Fasulo
Assistant Library Director

dfasulo@minlib.net
10/18/2011

Hand-washing

The Surgeon General recommends hand-washing for 30 seconds. How about letting the faucets run in the bathroom for more than 5?

You’re right about that surgeon general recommendation. And faucets that shut off automatically are a must in this public building where they often are left running otherwise. A couple of items on my wish list are lights and faucets that operate on motion sensors so that we can be green and healthy at the same time. Until that can be made reality, give that faucet a second push.

Thanks for the suggestion!

Cordially,
Deb Fasulo
Assistant Library Director

dfasulo@minlib.net
10/18/2011

New Subscription?

It would be nice if you would begin a subscription to Louisiana Cookin’ !

I’ve passed along your suggestion to the Head Reference Librarian to look into whether such a specific title would have an audience here in Waltham and if our distributor carries this title. In the meantime, feel free to use the library’s computers to print recipes from the Louisianacookin.com website.

Thanks for the suggestion!

Best Regards,
Deb Fasulo
Assistant Library Director

dfasulo@minlib.net
10/18/2011