Why can’t you kick out loud kids who aren’t even using the computers, magazines or books?
Ensuring proper behavior of patrons of any age is an ongoing challenge.
These days, people are using the library in more ways than ever. Some choose books or movies; some just need a place to think; and some like to meet in a community center.
Numerous kinds of tasks happen in the Reference Room also. Librarians consult with patrons on research or placing requests, the desk phones ring and instruction is given to patrons who need a quick computer tip. Because of this, the Reference Room cannot be a silent place, although noise levels should remain reasonable.
The 2nd floor is designated for individual silent study. Perhaps that is an area of the library that you would find more peaceful. If you require a computer during your time in the library, I’d suggest borrowing a laptop at the 1st floor circulation desk. That would allow you to go to an area you may find less distracting.
It is important to the staff here that all patrons are allowed to use the library without interference. Please notify a staff member if you witness inappropriate behavior at the time that it is occurring so that it can be dealt with directly.
Assistant Library Director