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Unread 12-15-2009, 06:53 PM
 
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Default Georgia Public Libraries

Anyone here who knows what libraries are going to be open on the 24th? I live in Bartow County (Library closed on the 23, 24, 25, 26 <-------- notice that 23rd and 26th are not even holidays), what the hell? I'm from the Northeast, NY to be specific, and the only day the library will be closed there will be 25th, it will be open on the 24th from 9-1pm. These libraries close when it's not even a holiday, just cause it's the day before and after a holiday....?
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Unread 12-15-2009, 09:46 PM
 
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I believe the libraries are a victim of budget cuts, just like all the other public institutions.
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Unread 12-16-2009, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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Budget cuts are the culprit here for most of them. They have reduced staff so low that if more than 1 person takes off then some have to close. These employees don't make much anyway and if you force them to work Christmas Eve, good luck retaining them.
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Unread 12-16-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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you could always go to NY to a library!!!!
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Unread 12-16-2009, 06:26 PM
 
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Not only that, but this library does NOT know how to use the money it's given. They don't even have enough books and are wasting some of the money on a room for young teens to play video games (Wii), games like Supermario brothers etc.... Yes, this library has a game console on games that are NOT even educational. They even give the winners of those games a reward like a gift card for stores (target, walmart, etc...) Just imagine that... Librarians ARE telling kids to play VIDEO GAMES at the LIBRARY. Does anyone here find this weird? or is this a normal thing libraries in GA do--- play video games (not educational games)?
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Unread 12-17-2009, 08:29 AM
 
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the librarys can only purchase and do what the state and federal governments allow!! if they get money for toys, it has to be spent on toys, not on books. actually books are way down the list behind computers etc.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Athens
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I can get any book that I want, and do it online, by logging into my Pines account. You have access to virtually every library in the state. You may have to wait for new releases, but, the system works very well.

In case you haven't noticed, this is not NY, for better or worse. But, try online Pines system.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 09:40 AM
 
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I can get any book that I want, and do it online, by logging into my Pines account. You have access to virtually every library in the state. You may have to wait for new releases, but, the system works very well.

In case you haven't noticed, this is not NY, for better or worse. But, try online Pines system.
yes the pines system works very well.
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Unread 12-19-2009, 02:28 PM
 
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UPDATE: I went to the library today and asked the librarian how I can get a Pines card and he said that the library is NOT a member. This library is even WORSE than I thought. Almost all of the counties are members from this state, except this one. Useless.
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Unread 12-20-2009, 08:19 AM
 
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So you are judging all libraries in Georgia based on a small town library system? Most smaller library systems, regardless of state, generally operate on less hours than their urban counterparts. They also tend to offer less services.

My local library in Pennsylvania recently cut back hours because of budget shortfalls. And it's closed on December 24 too.
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