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Old 12-16-2009, 06:45 PM
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How am I suppose to complain about this library and who is it that I'm suppose to complain it to?

The library where I live is kinda new, about 5 years, and now they have a teen game room with a video game console (Wii) with games that are NOT even educational. Ex: Super Mash Bros Brawl. They play this at the library.

The librarians announce this like 5 times before the time of playing this, then you have a few kids running up the stairs just to get to the room, etc... The libraries encourage them to play by also announcing that the winner of the game will receive a gift card from the store of their choice (last time I heard it was about $50).

This libraries lacks a lot of books. A lot of books I want to read, they do not have. A lot of subjects I want to read about, they do not have or just have 1 book but it's not specifically on the topic I want to read about. It's clear that the library is NOT even using the money correctly. I do not even understand WHY a library would encourage kids to play video games at the library, and even create an entire room just for that (they also use it for other purposes).

This library is in GA. I am originally from NY, and just checked the site of the library I used to go there and they just added a new service--- help with homework for students on ANY subject---- students from elementary- college are able to speak with tutors online, LIVE, from 2pm-10pm every day for FREE, they even let you draw math graphs in the chat room. Now compare that to what I just mentioned about the GA library and you get the point.
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:32 PM
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The local government entity that runs the library, probably your city or county, should have elected representatives (council members, commissioners, etc.) who vote on funding for the library. Contact the elected official for your district and let them know your opinion. Tell them you'd also like to share your opinion with the person who runs the library and ask them for contact information.

I doubt that most people bother to share opinions about their local library with anyone other than the person who checks out their books. That clerk is more than likely an hourly employee who has zero decisionmaking authority. You'll probably be surprised at how well-received your feedback will be by those officials. You might even get an explanation for why the choices you disagree with were made.
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:59 PM
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Have you politely asked anyone at the library why they do this?
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