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(Omaha World Herald)   More than four hundred residents of Stanton, Iowa formed a human chain in order to pass books from the old city library to the new city library   (omaha.com) divider line 13
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2014-05-07 01:00:24 AM
5 votes:
Only on Fark would people have a problem with this.  Silly, and yes, inefficient events like this bring the town together and create ownership of the new library.  People can walk by and say "yeah, I helped make that".  I'm willing to bet usership will remain pretty high as well.  It's a community library that the community helped complete.  You'd really have to be a total scrooge to see a problem with it.
2014-05-07 01:18:19 AM
2 votes:
That's nothing. When I was growing up we had Hands Across America. ACROSS AMERICA. And it totally worked. The plan the flawless.
2014-05-07 01:07:56 AM
2 votes:

gadian: Only on Fark would people have a problem with this.  Silly, and yes, inefficient events like this bring the town together and create ownership of the new library.  People can walk by and say "yeah, I helped make that".  I'm willing to bet usership will remain pretty high as well.  It's a community library that the community helped complete.  You'd really have to be a total scrooge to see a problem with it.


I know! It sounded fun!

I haz a sad for anyone who hasn't ever been part of a community.
That's so much more vibrant than just living in a community.

House/Home also different.
2014-05-07 01:05:36 AM
2 votes:

gadian: Only on Fark would people have a problem with this.  Silly, and yes, inefficient events like this bring the town together and create ownership of the new library.  People can walk by and say "yeah, I helped make that".  I'm willing to bet usership will remain pretty high as well.  It's a community library that the community helped complete.  You'd really have to be a total scrooge to see a problem with it.


Yes, it's almost as if some people have an issue with small communities engaging in events that build civic trust and a sense of belonging! God forbid that, for even a moment, people start trusting each other and actually showing an interested in their community!

"Welcome to fark," I know, but come on.
2014-05-07 12:46:41 AM
2 votes:
God damn, were they trying to win the world record for least efficient method possible? They moved an average of seven books per person over a period of 90 minutes. A three-legged dog hitched to a Radio Flyer could have done it faster.

"We moved back here (from Omaha) for the small-town environment, and this is a classic small-town thing to do ... It teaches volunteerism to the kids. It teaches a sense of belonging," she said.

No, it teaches them what most of us have known for years; small towns are full of morons.
2014-05-07 12:43:08 AM
2 votes:
Nice to see communities still interested in knowing each other.
Though a population of under 700 seems a bit too small for my tastes.
Makes me think of that town in the forest in Big Fish.
2014-05-07 02:16:59 AM
1 votes:
When I was in the 7th grade, back in the early 70's, our town built a new Middle School building, to which I would be transferred the following year.  It was located a few hundred yards from our existing school building.  We actually spent one day that spring doing something similar to this.  Every single student was handed an arm load of books and directed to walk down to the new school building, to be repeated several times that day.  We didn't mind, heck we thought it was great since it kept us out of class.
2014-05-07 02:03:04 AM
1 votes:

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: God damn, were they trying to win the world record for least efficient method possible? They moved an average of seven books per person over a period of 90 minutes. A three-legged dog hitched to a Radio Flyer could have done it faster.

"We moved back here (from Omaha) for the small-town environment, and this is a classic small-town thing to do ... It teaches volunteerism to the kids. It teaches a sense of belonging," she said.

No, it teaches them what most of us have known for years; small towns are full of morons.


The worst part is that they just completely bastardized a method that does work quickly for moving bulk goods.
2014-05-07 01:09:06 AM
1 votes:
This is what people do for fun in small town Iowa.
2014-05-07 12:48:52 AM
1 votes:

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: God damn, were they trying to win the world record for least efficient method possible? They moved an average of seven books per person over a period of 90 minutes. A three-legged dog hitched to a Radio Flyer could have done it faster.

"We moved back here (from Omaha) for the small-town environment, and this is a classic small-town thing to do ... It teaches volunteerism to the kids. It teaches a sense of belonging," she said.

No, it teaches them what most of us have known for years; small towns are full of morons.


Seriously. A dozen people with hand carts could have finished the job in half the time.
2014-05-07 12:44:51 AM
1 votes:
...Why?
2014-05-07 12:38:48 AM
1 votes:
Mommy, what's a library?  Is that where homeless people go to look at internet porn?
2014-05-07 12:37:07 AM
1 votes:
Digital document transfer.
 
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