RE: privacy for kids

Eileen Simmons (
Fri, 1 Mar 2002 11:56:51 -0800 (PST)

This seems like a bit of a facile comment to me--and makes it sound as if
public libraries are giving out information to parents right and left, while
I would expect it happens only rarely--although neither I, nor I suspect,
Mr. Callahan have any hard data to base our opinions on. Teens do use public
libraries, although perhaps not as much as we might like, but I would
imagine the reasons have more to do with how kids in that age group prefer
to spend their time--i.e. at the mall, with each other, extra-curricular
activities. A lot of adults don't use their public libraries, either. What's
the reason for that?

It seems more productive to work to promote libraries of all kinds, rather
than point fingers over one policy (about which we have no details) we may
disagree with.

Eileen Simmons

-----Original Message-----
From: Gregory Callahan []
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 7:59 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: privacy for kids

You have a point.  I guess that goes a long way toward explaining why teens don't use their public libraries.