When I was a kid I used to copy whatever my big brother did. Though I never really admitted doing this, but it was obvious to anyone who saw us grow up. Visiting a library was such habit.
A hassled receptionist, seeking public empathy awaits you in the front desk. The library apparently received over 6000 enquiries about membership in the first few days of opening. Unfortunately they are yet to announce their membership policy yet. She said you stay as long as you want, read whatever you want but you can’t borrow books. There were no librarians around or any systems to help you search a title. When I asked for a specific title, I was curtly asked to go search in the racks.
While it has been designed well the lack of vision certainly hurts. It may just end up being a tourist attraction and ‘cool’ place to hang out in summers. I wonder when The Anna Library will start doing what it’s supposed to be doing – lending books!
It may not be a bad idea to take your kids to spend a lazy afternoon reading a random book.