Public Libraries vs. School Libraries

Who has access?EVERYONEStudents, teachers, faculty
Hours of operationWeekdays, weekends, afternoons, some holidays, year-roundSchool calendar
7a-4p or school day
Limited before & after hours
Services offeredProgramming for all ages
Notary services
Exam proctoring
Tech training and support
Curriculum aid for students
Internet accessOpen access internetChildren’s internet
Protection Act filters
Accountable officialsElected trusteesElected School Board

Costs of Change Add-up

For the BMS library to meet the demands of the town, the library would need to triple in size and have a separate entrance from the school, with private bathrooms added, and separate utilities from the school.

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