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A Short Rant

Dear adult library patrons:

Teens are patrons too. It is very rude to butt in on a librarian helping any patron, including teens. Their question is just as important as yours. Please learn to wait your turn.

Thank you,

An annoyed teen librarian

Comments

  1. I know, I am sick of being treated as if I do not matter. I am a living, breathing, human being and I deserve to be treated with the same respect as everybody else-as does everyone and every teen. Especially in a library; my safe place, one of my favorite in the world. Luckily, no one has ever talking condescendingly to me at my library, and I hope it remains that way. Thanks for sticking up for us. :)

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  2. Amen! I get so frustrated with the members of my staff who act like every teen is trying to steal stuff or look up porn!

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  3. That's ridiculous. Teenagers are people too (I'm not a teen, but still).

    I think if teens are using the library they should absolutely be encouraged, not treated like dirt.

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  4. Amen. Thank you for sticking up for teenagers.

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