[LMB] Child of the Library
celticdragonfly at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 19:08:22 BST 2011
> Here's a protest song we can all get behind:
I like the song... but....
He talks about the library being where you go on Saturday. Nice idea
- but not anymore. Do you think I can send my child to the library?
Do you think I can take her there and drop her off? Do you think I can
even tell her to go browse for books while I'm in a different area, or
on a computer?
Nope. Not anymore. I've found they don't want the kid there unless
there's a helicopter parent within arms reach at all times.
Fortunately we have something of our own library here, but it's still
a crying shame.
Same with the parks. I can't send my child to a park unless I'm there
within arms reach. We've done what we can to give them their own tiny
park in the back yard, but oh it's so not the same.
I think the trend this article discusses is a large part of what's
killing the libraries
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