Monday, November 5, 2012

Here's Another Library Story

So I went to the library today to pick up some books and pay a fine. Normally I use the self-check out, but of course you can't pay fines there.

(Well, you can go over to the computers and pay online but that takes longer and involves pulling out passwords and numbers and other monkey business.)

Anyhow. I get up to the desk, the librarian sits down and so does the desk.

Nope, not a typo. The desk was mechanized to move up and down to best suit whatever librarian was there. It could be counter height or table height. To put this in context, this library was built two and a half years ago and I go there nearly every week that I am in town and not sick. And I've paid library fines there before. (Let's not talk about how many.) Yet I'd never noticed this before.

"Radical!" I said, and walked away with my stack of books tucked under my chin.

2 comments:

Eldra said...

That's pretty awesome. I wish our library was that technologically advanced. We can't even pay fines *at* the library any more -- we have to go to a special building downtown somewhere. It's ridiculous.

Elenatintil said...

I am very blessed to live in one of the best library systems in the country. I've actually had nightmares that my family moved to another county and I wasn't able to use our system anymore.