I went to my local library today. I've only been going there for about a month and a half. Today it was so loud I had a hard time even reading through the book covers to choose one. There was a girl talking really loudly on her cell phone, the kid re-shelving books had a friend following him around talking loudly about sexting (and I won't even tell you what else), and groups of little kids running around being loud and squealing. It was so distracting, and I felt it was also rude and disrespectful. I told the lady at the desk and she informed me that libraries no longer have to be quiet places. Does this seem weird to anyone else? She told me where the quiet rooms are, but that doesn't help me when I'm walking around trying to choose books. Unless I take a stack of 50 in there just so I can read the covers in peace. I might just start going to the bookmobile and skip the library all together. It's good that kids are going to the library, but it felt like they had free reign of the place and no manners whatsoever. Ugh, if I'm this old and crabby at 28, stay far away when I'm 70!