September 11, 2014

Back to School!

We at Almy Library hope everyone had a fantastic summer!  At the library, we're starting the school year with with a new librarian, new books, and a new policy or two!

So, you saw the skit and you've heard the news about the quiet X-blocks at the library.  What's the deal?

We heard you when you said that it gets really loud in the library during X-block, and we empathized when you said that you loved quiet X-blocks during exam times last year.  So, this year, quiet X-blocks are here to stay! We want the library to be a place that you can always rely on to focus, learn, explore, and get your work done.

Quiet X-blocks at the library do NOT mean silent time.  (That's why we have the Quiet Room!) The general policy is: if we can hear you at the desk or if people nearby can hear you, you're speaking too loudly.  The library is a popular place during X-block, but if we all keep our voices down (library staff included!), we hope that we can keep the overall volume to a hush so that your work doesn't get disrupted.

All good?  We hope so!  Please come by and share your thoughts about the new policy (and anything else!) as the year progresses.

We'll leave you with this: