Growing up in a small town, I have to admit that my local library bordered on being pathetic, with rampant mice problems, poorly populated stacks, inconsistent hours of operation and an abundance of seedy R.L. Stine novels. It made up for these shortcomings thanks to the tremendous efforts of the volunteer staff, who truly made our library welcoming and maximized what little resources they had. Now, it might surprise you to learn that I spent a great deal of my formidable years at the local library, which was before the advent of Wikipedia, Google and the like. That is to say, I visited the library to read bound literature, as opposed to surf the net for the latest memes. While the dawn of the Internet has drastically changed how we consume media, libraries have arguably kept up. Accordingly, this week’s poll asks:
Which KFPL Branch is the best?
- Central Branch (41%, 72 Votes)
- Calvin Park Branch (28%, 49 Votes)
- Isabel Turner Branch (18%, 32 Votes)
- Pittsburgh Branch (10%, 17 Votes)
- Kingscourt Branch (3%, 6 Votes)
Total Voters: 176
The Kingston Frontenac Public Library system offers more than just books and a place to surf the net, as they have a tremendous selection of movies, music, magazines as well as audiobooks and e-books. While you might not think to look to KFPL for new releases and classic movies, with the recent nation-wide closure of Blockbuster, the related holdings at our library branches are likely in greater demand. Getting back to the question of the week, what makes the ideal public library? Is it the location, staff, building or some other variable you hold near and dear? Please show some love for your favourite KFPL branch, by dropping off a comment or two below.
Thanks to thejester100 for today’s photo.