When Jerrell Brown was showing me around the almost completed new Smiths Station High School this week he made an observation.
Showing me rows of tall, beautiful bookshelves in what will be the media center, he said, "I guess in a few years we won't even need these."
Computers are great but I hope it's a long time before that becomes reality.
I love books and could spend the better part of a day among the rows in the library.
Now with Books- A-Million hitting the road I guess I'll be there even more often.
I know its all about the lack of money but I still wish the library on Macon Road could have better hours.
Sunday is the worst day with a very small window 1:30 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday aren't much better at 10 a.m - 6 p.m. I think spending some time in the library might be fun on a Friday or Saturday night. Really.
On the other days, the hours are a little better at 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. but it seems that it still leaves very little time for someone who works until 6 p.m. or later to get much use of the building.
My wish for the near future is longer library hours. My other wish is that Mr. Brown is wrong.