Thursday, May 25, 2006

Vote Early, Vote Often

I have no idea how much longer the polls will be open, but the Christian Science Monitor is running a survey on its web site about whether library fines should be abolished. At this point, preserving fines is winning by a large margin. *sigh*

Get in there and make your voice count!

6 comments:

George said...

The full story that sparked this poll can be found at http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0525/p13s01-lign.html.

holly said...

I did, I did! Fines bad!

(I work in a fine-free library)

caleb tr said...

george, why the sigh?

George said...

The *sigh* is for my fading hopes that libraries will can overdue fines universally. See my post at http://tinyurl.com/pk8s5 for my original rant on this topic.

caleb tr said...

Thanks for the link! I /thought/ this post was a little light in the text.

To abolish fines, library thinkers have to communicate with library funders. There's still hope!

Anonymous said...

i haven't read any of the issues regarding library fines...

but as a frequent borrower, library fines does make me more conscientious about returning books on time.

and as someone who always in the queue for popular books, i hope the looming threat of fines means that others return materials in a timely manner so that I can eventually get a book when I finally make it to the top of the list!