Fun With A Library

The Los Altos Library has a pin board where they answer patron suggestions and comments. Fun.

My comment:
I think the library should get rid of each and every Harry Potter book in its collection. These are the words that kids hear in school hallways before they get beat up. For this kind of language to be put out there without any sense of responsibility on J.K. Rowling's part – or on the library's part – is simply not something that I can ignore. I am very disappointed that the library continues to support these books as heavily as they do, including a plum spot on the bookshelves.
Library response:
No response.
My comment:
What is the library's policy on employee-patron dating? I saw this hot librarian the other day and I'm thinking of asking her out.
Library response:
What library staff do on their own time is their business. I am acquainted with library workers who met their future spouses in the library. Good luck to you!
My comment:
I understand that the library is supposed to be a quiet place, but as a sufferer of Tourette's syndrome, I find myself having a difficult time living up to the standard, nor do I appreciate solitary confinement in the study room, the only place in the library where noise is acceptable. I suggest that the library implement a designated "loud hour" for those of us who suffer from this devastating neurological disorder.
Library response:
We do not expect people suffering from Tourette's syndrome to conform to the same standards as people not afflicted with the disease. You are welcome at any time but may feel more comfortable here when the library is busier and, therefore, noisier.
I do not think a designated "loud hour" is practicable, but if there are other accommodations you would like to suggest, please speak to me.
My comment:
As a longtime patron, I couldn't help but notice that the Mountain View Library always overshadows this library. What do they have that you guys don't? More bathrooms. So what? I believe that all you guys need is a catchy slogan to boost attendance tenfold. Might I suggest, "the Los Altos Library: Los Altos' premier health club…for your mind!" Or how about, "the Los Altos Library: Hollywood is leading our kids down a moral sewer; come here for salvation." What do you think?
Library response:
I'm not sure I understand what you mean when you write, the Mountain View Library "always overshadows" Los Altos Library.
The Mountain View Library serves a population twice as that served by this library. That could account for Mountain View Library having more bathrooms. The library building in Mountain View was built new, form the ground up, and opened in October 1997. This building was built in 1963 and remodeled in 1993.
The Los Altos Library opens earlier and closes later on Sundays than Mountain View and is open until 9:00 Friday nights. We provide some services not provided by other area libraries, such as telephone service on Sundays and making available both IRS and FTB tax forms.
Our collection of books and other media, particularly in service and technology, in languages other than English, and for young adults is outstanding.
Santa Clara County Library, of which Los Altos and its branch, Woodland, are a part, was rated number two in the United States among libraries serving similar-sized populations. We have much to be proud of. Perhaps that is your point – that we need more publicity. I do not think we want to boost attendance tenfold, however, unless we can also boost our revenues proportionally.
The County Library is working on improving public relations. I appreciate your suggestions.

My comment:
Could you get The Impotence Sourcebook by Christopher P. Steidle?

Library response:
No response.

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