Quiet Contemplation In Public Libraries

Two library branches in the Clear Lake-County Freeman Public Library in Houston, Texas are building “quiet rooms” to meet the requests of customers who want the library to be a place of “quiet contemplation.”   Thr rooms are glass-enclosed and permits only one thing: silence. No talking. No laptop clatter. No one-sided cellphone chatter.

The Associated Press reporter states: “For those who haven’t been to their local branch for a few years, the idea of a quiet room in a public library may sound redundant. But these days, it’s not so easy to find hushed spaces amid the book stalls.”

To read the full article, go to: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-quietrooms_24met.ART.East.Edition1.50d69b2.html

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  1. Monica Finn

    Perhaps there’s a grant out there for specialized rooms.

    I love the idea of a room just for writers:
    http://www.multcolib.org/about/mcl-sterling.html

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