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.”
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