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(WTMA Charleston)   At the public library you're allowed to borrow books, not paintings   (wtma.com) divider line 24
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2013-08-06 01:17:46 PM
Our library allows one to check out art work for 6 weeks. Bet this guy just didn't return it.
 
2013-08-06 02:55:18 PM

Here's a promo for an apparently fully irradiated library that is somewhere on the surface of the sun.

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2013-08-06 02:55:37 PM
Cool. I'm glad they caught the guy.
 
2013-08-06 04:03:09 PM
Whats with all these inconsistent rules, subby?
 
2013-08-06 04:10:00 PM
I've been to quite a few libraries that loan artwork.
 
2013-08-06 04:12:46 PM

brap: Here's a promo for an apparently fully irradiated library that is somewhere on the surface of the sun.

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Well, that's a rather extreme method to kill the germs and mildew on returned books.

/Fun fact: books that circulate a lot are usually loaded with bedbugs.
 
2013-08-06 04:16:45 PM
Can I get a book on Little Red Riding Hood and a box of cookies, please?
 
2013-08-06 04:25:55 PM
My library loans cake pans.
 
2013-08-06 04:30:56 PM
My library let us check out a painting.  Since I knew the librarian,she said as long as someone didn't request it, we could keep it.

We had it for the four years we lived at that apartment.
 
2013-08-06 04:32:10 PM

Dear Jerk: My library loans cake pans.


I read this in Ralph Wiggums's voice. Is that bad?
 
2013-08-06 04:41:59 PM
While my local library is still very popular with book readers, genealogy buffs and students, it is also very popular with poor people borrowing DVDs and using the internet.
 
2013-08-06 04:54:45 PM

The Downfall: While my local library is still very popular with book readers, genealogy buffs and students, it is also very popular with poor people borrowing DVDs and using the internet.


Ours was so popular with internet surfers (who always claimed they were applying for jobs, yet always had Facebook open to some game) that we made it so that the computers boot users 15 minutes before the library closes.

/Library IT Systems Support chick
 
2013-08-06 04:56:58 PM

Earpj: Our library allows one to check out art work for 6 weeks. Bet this guy just didn't return it.


Yeah, my parents told me long ago they had a library that had artwork you could check out.  I like the idea--I would never buy artwork because I can't imagine anything I want on my walls forever.  Being able to check out different things, though, would be nice.
 
2013-08-06 05:11:25 PM

Earpj: Our library allows one to check out art work for 6 weeks. Bet this guy just didn't return it.


TFA: "stolen between July 30 and Aug. 2"

It's been less than a week since those dates. He didn't borrow them.
 
2013-08-06 05:16:12 PM

Earpj: Our library allows one to check out art work for 6 weeks. Bet this guy just didn't return it.


Don't know if that's the case, but cool to know other libraries do that too.

Coworker has a borrowed painting on his wall.  AFAIK it's a pretty damn long loan.  Don't know if he has to renew it on a regular basis but I imagine so.

You can check out musical instruments and telescopes at ours too. Stupidly long waiting list though.

And I know a guy who set up a fishing kits (pole tackle etc) kids can check out at his library.  Which is super cool.
 
2013-08-06 05:19:21 PM

aevorea: The Downfall: While my local library is still very popular with book readers, genealogy buffs and students, it is also very popular with poor people borrowing DVDs and using the internet.

Ours was so popular with internet surfers (who always claimed they were applying for jobs, yet always had Facebook open to some game) that we made it so that the computers boot users 15 minutes before the library closes.

/Library IT Systems Support chick


I've worked with two people in the past who applied for the job via library computers.  One was a former lawyer who did a screw corporate world reboot and didn't have a computer at home.  The other was an older lady whose sons screwed her out of her savings and so she was living in her car (sweetest woman ever though, and she's got a proper roof over her head now).

/shrug
//I borrow DVDs at the library
///not so much anymore 'cause of Netflix but there's not many DVDs I watch often enough to make buying them worth it
 
2013-08-06 05:24:46 PM
I borrow quite a few dvds and books at the library. Of course, a lot of those are ones that I've requested the library purchase. They're pretty good about getting them, too. I'm the reason our library has a bunch of Doctor Who serials, actually.

Even borrowed an mp3 player for...almost a year, just kept renewing it.

I guess I really don't have much to add, actually.
 
2013-08-06 05:26:51 PM
What's a library?
 
2013-08-06 05:30:57 PM
Now you tell me.
 
2013-08-06 05:32:13 PM
The library I used to live behind in MA had an artwork loan program. I loved their free wifi but I never availed myself of their art, seeing I lived in my car.
 
2013-08-06 06:09:48 PM
That's not how the perfect exchange is supposed to work.

/Hopefully not obscure
 
2013-08-06 06:36:06 PM

aevorea: The Downfall: While my local library is still very popular with book readers, genealogy buffs and students, it is also very popular with poor people borrowing DVDs and using the internet.

Ours was so popular with internet surfers (who always claimed they were applying for jobs, yet always had Facebook open to some game) that we made it so that the computers boot users 15 minutes before the library closes.

/Library IT Systems Support chick


Here you log in with your library card and are limited to an hour a day.
 
2013-08-06 10:44:39 PM
The library in my home town where I grew up used to have art that you could take home for a month at a time.  All you needed was your library card.
 
2013-08-07 09:06:42 AM

aevorea: Ours was so popular with internet surfers (who always claimed they were applying for jobs, yet always had Facebook open to some game) that we made it so that the computers boot users 15 minutes before the library closes.

/Library IT Systems Support chick


look into PC Reservation from Envisionware.  It's a reservation system for library computers and you can define how long you use a computer before you're kicked off so you don't have that one homeless guy monopolizing the computer all day.

/Another IT geek who works in a library.
 
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