It’s True

A brief CIL 2007 note:

Alan Gray is talking about the principles governing the new Darien Library building. He said the thing I say all the time:

It is not our library.

Indeed. It is not. We are only fooling ourselves when we think we should control the meaning of the library as space or place. We make all of these silly rules that mean nothing because we do not control the space.

You know that thing that you have a policy for? The patrons are not following it and doing what they want to anyway.

–Jane, think outside the library