However, changes have been afoot at our local library.
Ominously they closed for a week and when they opened what did we find? No large desk in the centre of the library with friendly, helpful librarians. No, there were two machines with computer screens and letter box openings with laser beams.
We now have a TECHNO LIBRARY!
So, how does it work?
Well, as far as I can tell it works like this:
The, shall I say, more mature, person in front of you in the queue is totally bamboozled by said machines and calls the librarian who does it for them.
Daughter and I approach the machine, our books won't scan, we call the librarian.
Man behind us returns his books to find he's been fined for no good reason, calls the librarian.
We go to issue our books, one won't scan, we call the librarian.
My MIL and some of her similarly mature friends have stopped using the library because of the machines.
Librarians respond to this by standing next to the machines and asking if anyone needs help.
No, we don't need help with the machines, we just need librarians!
This is progress?