Your comment brought to mind the response that Marcela Peres had to that article. She's out today, so I'll take the liberty:
"You know, I just had a conversation with one of the teens, who told me she couldn't wait to turn 18 to be able to use the quiet study rooms here. She shares a bedroom with several siblings, "home is never quiet-when I get home, the chance of getting any peace or work done is just zero." So the library, for her, is her only quiet escape. Though interestingly, she also complimented us on having more quiet nooks and crannies than she is ever able to find at [an unnamed close-by library]."
Jake Paris . Adult Services Librarian . lplonline.org
From: Maine Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Brooke Faulkner
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Of course, the pushy teen services librarian in me has to comment -- just to note that this recent Pew study surveyed only those 16 years of age and up.
On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 3:20 PM, Searsmont Town Library < [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Bring back shushing librarians
> Library users plead for quiet places to read, write and study - but is
> anybody listening?
> By Laura Miller
McArthur Public Library
Teen Services/Reference Librarian
270 Main St.
Biddeford, ME 04005
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