Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mom and Her 'Noisy' 14-Month-Old Toddler Booted from Library

Never an easy situation to deal with, but in this case, you'd think a 5-story library would include a space designed for family computer use.

Part of the Dekalb (Georgia) Public Library

Link to October 20 WSB-TV story, "Mom Arrested After Toddler Makes 'Too Much Noise' In Library".

Excerpt: A local mother claims she was kicked out of a metro Atlanta library because her toddler was making too much noise.

Serita Foster said she was at the Decatur Library on Monday when her 14-month-old started making noise.

Library staff told her to quiet him down, which she said she did. But then a staffer asked her to leave anyway, Foster said.

When she questioned why, library security called Decatur police and officers escorted her out and arrested her, she said

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The top floor is library administrative offices. The bottom floor is workroom, meeting room and auditorium. First floor is circulation, fiction, periodicals, and childrens, 2nd floor is reference and internet, third floor is non-fiction. A building built in the 80's was not designed for internet usage and they did not have a crystal ball to see the future demand. Without a VERY large budget to redesign the building and rewire it, it is not a simple solution to just say create a "family" area for internet usuage. As a former librarian you should know this.