Library is not a daycare

Posted Wednesday, December 12, 2007, at 9:59 AM
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  • i whole heartedly agree, i love the library and its a bummer to see it being trashed but as for the latch key kids and daycre references, if we had that rec center weve heard so much about and been paying taxes towords for so long now i bet most those kids would be over there and not at the library!

    -- Posted by just1 on Wed, Dec 12, 2007, at 2:36 PM
  • I agree also. Mr. Everitt previously discussed a few of the negatives of the internet. This, in my opinion, is the result of a combination of not only the whole computer/internet/gaming generation, but also of the lethargy and disinterest of an apparently growing number of "parents."

    Sadly, the joys of a library, and the simple pleasure of losing oneself in a book are passing by far too many of our young people. And it will come back to haunt us.

    -- Posted by BruceGibson on Wed, Dec 12, 2007, at 3:15 PM
  • Exrended School. Maybe this is a g0od idea for parents and the Department of Education should think about.Children from 5th grades to 12th should be required to have Home Economics for three hours everyday so they can specialised in one area vocationally or academically.. Its long hours but this age is the best time to introduce this kids the importance of education. Right now all this kids are off school too early that gives them time to wander mentally and physically.Parents like to think that sending their children to the library is training them to read books.Between school hours to who knows this kids get picked up by parents this children already have accomplished getting this librarians disoriented from their own job.

    -- Posted by Free from abusers on Sat, Dec 22, 2007, at 10:14 AM
  • If Mountain Home had a recreation center the library wouldn't be a day care. Easy fix. Just don't allow the Children to be unattended, enough said.

    Instead of complaining, get going with solving the problem. Criminy, people, you are all adults so come up with the solution and take action to fix it.

    -- Posted by keykeper on Sun, Dec 23, 2007, at 2:35 AM
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