When viewing public policy matters we are all victims of our own experiences and associations. So it is with Library hours as I got my view on Sunday hours from my Mom in North Carolina who is still an avid library user and even still reads the Raleigh paper cover to cover every day.
At the West Regional Library in Cary, NC, Mom says the library is packed on Sunday afternoons when it is open from 1 to 5. Many fathers with kids, she says, taking advantage of a day off from work to expand the mind.
They have automated self service book checkout, but there are still Library staffers on duty. The system notifies users by e-mail when books are coming due. "Might as well use technology if its there, it allows people to do other things," said Doris R. Farrell.
"There is always plenty of help," she said, adding there are still staffers behind the desk and roaming around.
"Sunday hours give access to more people . I see an awful lot of parents with children on Sunday. It beats a lot of dumb things you could be doing on Sunday," Mom said.
"It works here, but that's just my opinion," she said.
West Regional Library