Today's question: Talk about a new Aberdeen public library continues. What features would you like to see in the library? What would draw you to use the library?
I'd like a comfortable spot to buy Keurig Coffee and purchase a non-grocery store baked roll. Since we have such a push toward communication technology — operation of smartphones, iPads, etc. — they could be taught to the elderly. Daily newspapers should be current, not two days late as some are now.
Do we really need a new library? Is this to hold all the books that can be downloaded? We have a library at Northern, all schools. For the money that is being spent I would like to know what is this building going to be used for, story-reading and DVD-playing?
Better digital resources and the staff that knows how to use them. We don't need a bigger library, we need a more efficient one and that means using technology. Get with the program, Aberdeen. A coffee shop and bookstore like the one in the Hennepin County Library in Minneapolis would be nice.
There has been a large usage and buying drop of hardbound books. A large new library in this environment is questionable. We are failing to even determine if our present library's drainage problems are fixed. We are trying to compete with Sioux Falls without the population to pay for it.
I would like it to be handicap accessible. I would like a room designed for DVDs. It would be nice to have a place to teach us how to use all the new technology that is available. A very quite place for reading another spot for evening classes and for meetings.
Sister Madonna Pierret
In the immediate future, any public library must have a number of consumer free-computer services in house. I use major search engines Google and Bing a great deal. An instant library close by.
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