Branch Libraries – Pros and Cons

Pros Neighborliness Short drives from SOME people's homes Free parking Drive through pick up and drop off possible The pros are pretty self explanatory. I will develop more later if I get a chance. However, I think the CONS so dramatically outweigh the branches that a branch library should not be considered at all. Please … Continue reading Branch Libraries – Pros and Cons

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Branch Idea – Build with Accessible Housing

Here is a concept worth considering: conjoin a new library building or branch libraries with housing. I get first dibs on a penthouse condo (fully accessible of course, including the bathroom shower) on the top of the library building! Of course, Chicago is massively larger than Rochester, so branches in big cities make sense. But … Continue reading Branch Idea – Build with Accessible Housing

Bookmobile(s) for the Future versus Bricks and Mortar Branch(es)

Now that I have your attention the rest is boring text for now. The above Steampunk vehicle could be a bookmobile! (missing the link to image) Bookmobiles are best for outreach With the heavy use the current stats show us for how successful the Rochester Public Library bookmobile service is, an additional new vehicle would … Continue reading Bookmobile(s) for the Future versus Bricks and Mortar Branch(es)