Kids today...what else is new?

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Kids today...what else is new?
Wed, 01-19-2011 - 6:54pm

I know we all know examples of how today's kids are different.

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Registered: 12-04-2000
Thu, 01-20-2011 - 12:43pm

The parents are probably somewhat to blame but there is more to it. Kid's aren't taught respect for authority, traditions, and rules. They don't have manners and are spoiled, self-centered and have a sense of entitlement.

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Registered: 10-06-1997
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 8:55am

I think it really depends on the location of the library, and what the library system sees their mission as... our local library has quiet study zones all over the place - they are signed, and I am guessing enforced, since I have never seen anything happening like what you noticed.

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 3:24pm
Wow! I can't believe the library allows cell phones. Ours is pretty strict about cell phone usage. I've gotten the evil eye from the librarians on more than one occasion when I took my phone out of my pocket to turn the ringer off after we entered. It would have been worse if the phone actually rang in the library, so I was trying to avoid that. The mere sight of a cell phone is enough of a reason to be asked to leave our library.