Comments on “Libraries are more popular than ever — even as people borrow fewer books”

  1. Tom says:
    04/06/2022 at 4:50 PM

    They are the new homeless shelters

  2. Chris says:
    04/06/2022 at 5:20 PM

    Because the homeless still need a sink to shower in…

    1. DigitalBob says:
      04/07/2022 at 1:01 AM

      The last time I used my library card it was to deseed something..

  3. xsnake says:
    04/06/2022 at 6:41 PM

    Bedwetters short on allowance and board spending all day in mommy’s basement.

  4. Joe Blow says:
    04/06/2022 at 6:59 PM

    Yes homeless took over my local library, haven’t been in it for 20 years other than to early vote

  5. PC says:
    04/06/2022 at 9:19 PM

    Tell me you don’t read books without telling me you don’t read books.

  6. Carl says:
    04/07/2022 at 8:49 AM

    I work for a Library system in WI. Where can we tap into this so-called surplus? We have a few Libraries in poorer areas that might shutdown as the community is having a hard time funding the library.

  7. Green says:
    04/07/2022 at 10:18 AM

    Do you seriously believe that the only reason Libraries are still open is to provide shelters for homeless individuals? There are plenty of affluent individuals that use Libraries. How about providing passport services, meeting rooms for various community groups or a microbusiness center? Fine, don’t read books, Libraries provide music and movies/tv in cd/dvd/blu-ray forms and through streaming services. Libraries are a far different place than they were “back in the day” with shushing staff, etc.

    1. kyle says:
      04/07/2022 at 8:49 PM

      They don’t seriously believe it. They just have nothing better to do than pick on those they perceive as lesser than themselves.

  8. History Matters says:
    04/07/2022 at 11:06 AM

    People aren’t going to libraries for the books. They’ve become a daytime hangout for the homeless, or a cheaper alternative to Starbucks for the free Wi-Fi.

    1. CEG says:
      04/07/2022 at 4:10 PM

      Depends entirely on the neighborhood.

  9. BAMABADGER says:
    04/07/2022 at 11:25 AM

    The new city funded homeless shelter thanks to the Biden economy. Plus a safe place for national socialist democrats to have free access to kiddie porn.

  10. Rhett Hardwick says:
    04/07/2022 at 4:42 PM

    The last time I was in a library, I was wearing a suit. One man using the computers noticed me, closed his screen and shot out of the building. I couldn’t resist; I hit “history” on the computer he had been using. He had been watching Just think, when I was a kid we had to seek out old National Geographics in the library to see nudes. Seriously, there must be some way of blocking such sites.

    1. Kyle says:
      04/07/2022 at 8:46 PM

      Most libraries use filters to comply with federal laws. The Supreme Court, led by Republicans, told libraries they had to unblock such filters when asked. Clarence Thomas approved the access to bestiality.

  11. Paul Rux says:
    04/07/2022 at 8:46 PM

    Thank you for this trend analysis for libraries. I have a M.A. in Library Science from Wisconsin-Madison and worked as a professional librarian for 20 years. I still vote for libraries. Thank you. Paul rux

  12. Lisa Harris says:
    04/08/2022 at 5:46 AM

    In Sacromemto County libraries. You can check out 18 books at once. You will get an email when they are due. Unless someone is waiting for the book. You can disregard it. There are no late fees anymore.
    Because we don’t arrest for crimes anylonger. Because our governmemt is ignorant and cares less about the tax payers safety.


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