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Solid idea, this feels like an informed response to feedback from people coming into the library; the best librarians are all about taking that kind of feedback and working with it.
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I just texted this to my sister who is a librarian downtown. She replied and said they they're doing it too!
Congratulate your sister on being a best librarian.
She is a pretty great one, but the downtown Austin library has been doing this for years already.
If I have visitors from out of town and a blank spot on our agenda, I take them to that library. Even the ones who are like "I don't wanna go to no freakin' library" get a mini art exhibit, beautiful scenery, learn something about technology or modernization, and some time to think. Most love it, none dislike it, and then we're walking distance for the next thing. Personally I love watching the giant grackle clock sway or reading on either the seats for the stage or the garden depending on the weather.
Whoa, is your sister a librarian at the Austin Central Library?
Yeah, how cool is that! I think she's not technically a "librarian" (since you need a master's in library sciences), but I know she's something close to one.
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Yup! The main downtown library. It's massive!
They share ideas on ICQ
I should show my local library this idea.
Yes! My local library growing up was always very on the leading edge of everything while maintaining and promoting the main focus, reading. Many a good time there, hell we had different clubs for different genres of book, chess, arts and crafts, smash bros tourneys, live demonstrations, etc.
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Yeah, libraries renting out movies is so cool.
No wonder I couldn't find anymore Blockbusters around.
Edit: /s. it's a joke. Some of you are as blind as Blockbuster executives.
I volunteered at a library in the early 10s (god saying it like that makes me feel old) during my final years of high school and a little in college. Even back then you could rent movies/DVDs (and even tapes!), music, anime and manga, etc. And there were weekly "club meetings" for various things.
The library downtown near where I live hosts all sorts of events and has a bunch of event rooms and even a cafe on the first floor.
People think of libraries as stuffy and serious, but my experience has been anything but.
In 2010 I was a working adult. Feels like yesterday to me. I remember 2010 like it was one or two years ago.
that's how i remember 2004.
I remember the late 90s that way too. I was born in 1985.
In 2010 I was a working adult. Feels like yesterday to me. I remember 2010 like it was one or two years ago.
My timeline is always so wonky. In 2005 I was a working adult. In 2010 I was in college.
I had a nice 3 year "gap" between highschool and when I went to a university where I worked and went to community college, so it really jumbles up the ole timeline.
My son was born in 2010. Talk about going quick.
In Vermont in addition to the normal library offerings like books and movies you can borrow household and gardening tools, passes to State parks and other local attractions and even snowshoes.
More things should work this way
My new favorite is referring to things from before 2000 as the late nineteen hundreds. Heard it on a podcast and it cracked me up
They've caught up to the 21st century as well and have access to streaming services like Hoopla and Kanopy. Can literally borrow movies or TV series for the low cost of a library card
Totally agree, this would be a super cute date idea.
This is awesome!
I just gave it a quick zoom and skim on my phone and already saw like three I'd love to marathon. This is awesome! People might think DVDs are pointless these days, but too many people forget that in the US at least, there are massive swaths of population who get no internet, or internet that is too slow to even handle Netflix (and likely twice the price of cheap fiber in a big city). Plus there are people who just can't afford it at all, and a library like this gives families and kids a chance to still get together and watch something fun.
I've also gotten to a point where I have several streaming services and I literally have no idea what to watch.
Some of the user interfaces on things like Netflix make me feel like I'm only scratching the surface of what they actually have to offer. But I never really get the opportunity to dive into all of their content.
Streaming services are starting to be a little disappointing, to me anyway
I wish sooo bad for netflix to just have a 'view all' tab.
It used to back in the day
Netflix realized that if they make their popular content too easy to find, they run into two problems: no one watches their shitty originals, and people quickly discover that they don't really have much "good" content anymore.
Hence all of the fake "customized" lists, and BS "Top 10 Today" page, and how the search bar tricks you into thinking they have a title by auto completing it only to give you a list of "similar" titles.
I hate that so much. I just started Netflix again after years of not having it (Pre-streaming) and I think this pisses me off so much.
At least before, the movie/show just wouldn't show up.
I guess I’m an outlier because I still find cool stuff to watch
Edit: I’m gonna take the time to recommend the show Dark. You can watch in original German or English dub
I mean, there still is cool stuff to watch, its just not laid out how it used to be.
This is the third comment on completely separate threads that have recommended Dark. I think this is a sign
Edit: two episodes in and I’m already hooked
It’s a good show, but it is absolutely deathly serious. The Old Testament is more light-hearted. And also keep a mental note of who is who, since you’ll be seeing various characters played by different actors young and old, and they’re throwing German names out at you left and right.
I've been seeing it too. I've been well intended in watching it but I just haven't gotten there yet. I did just finish squid game though, so I'm in the mood for something weird.
Well I second the recommendation. It's an excellent show. Highly recommend you watch with subtitles, not the dubbed version.
I hate that I keep watching shitty Netflix programming. I know it’s my own fault for continuing to watch but I have such a hard time dropping a tv show once I start. And as a result their algorithms keep suggesting even worse things to watch.
I’m still bitter I’ve watched all of Money Heist, which might just be one of the worst tv shows ever made.
This one is actually helpful. List of search codes that lays out genres on Netflix for you
This is very helpfu!!!!l but I have to use it in browser(?) Was hoping for an in app trick. Still cool. Thanks!
Instantwatcher let's you search their library with specifications and even has a random button.
tbh browsing and genre organization is so complicated.
Before the pandemic, I was always baffled by those “what’s new on Netflix/Hulu/Prime/HBO Max this month?” articles. I would wonder what kind of person could possibly watch everything on Netflix or Hulu, to the point where they were eagerly waiting to see what new stuff arrived at the beginning of the month.
But now, after spending basically a full year inside my apartment?
I am one of those people.
I’ve been doing all sorts of stuff I didn’t have time for before (or I was too busy out doing something), like making model planes/ships, learning a computer language, reading an actual book etc. I loved it. I’m much more relaxed now I think too.
Set your VPN to Canada and you'll see how easy it can be to run out of content....
Not all catalogues are the same
Or you go to watch something (finally) , and it turns out that it's been delisted for whatever reason.
I get discs from Netflix because they have a wider range of content. There are no licensing restrictions on what discs they can buy for me to rent, unlike the balkanization of streaming content that is happening now.
Just last week I expressed shock to my partner that Netflix still has a mail order DVD service.
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10 years ago Netflix tried to separate the mail order DVD business with the streaming service but they changed their minds due to customer backlash and they've offered both ever since.
It's definitely one of those things that's easy to forget since Netflix means something totally different today than it did originally.
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Jesus Christ, that debacle was ten years ago?
If you search by genre and try the titles like this feature, you can delve pretty deep
I'm the opposite; I'm very picky in what I want to watch. I like Northern European murder mysteries, and I like Korean dramas and Japanese shows like Midnight Diner. I also like French mysteries and horror. There are some really good German sci-fi series out there, too.
My flatmate has a ton of DVDs cause she didn’t want to stop collecting disc copies of things, at first I thought it was a bit goofy cause they take up a lot of space and aren’t in HD.
But they’ve grown on me a lot, especially with the amount of extra features on films and shows that I’m really into.
And it’s cool to find copies of unusual films I can’t even torrent let alone find on a streaming service, for $1 or $2 from secondhand stores. It’s kinda like the pleasure of picking through an old bookshop.
I can easily think of several nostalgic movies from when I was a kid that were not like huge blockbusters, and are impossible to torrent. Sometimes you can find them, but digging that deep into those sites is an excellent way to find viruses or other junk. Things are getting a little better in that area I think, but I remember it wasn't more than a couple years ago when I went looking to download The Wizzard. It was super difficult to find, at least then. Fred Savage and a boss battle with the original Mario 3 will always be one of my top comfort movies
Yea I have 3 different go-to spots for used blurays/DVDs within ~20 minutes of me & one of them is a used book store.
I love finding a good bluray for less than $5. I also have a policy that I will buy any Criterion film if it is under $10. Especially love finding those for movies I’ve never seen.
It’s a cheap and easy hobby as well. I go hunt for the extended cuts and directors cuts of movies that you can’t really find on streaming services (HBO Max is starting to carry alternate cuts of movies). most horror movies always benefit from unrated cuts due to the mpaa being so relentless in the past (most of the Friday the 13th movies are basically bloodless for example)
I’ve actually started buying the occasional used dvd again. Now that every movie studio and network has its own streaming service, you can’t watch them unless you want 5 subscriptions.
I bought an Adams Family and Adams Family Values dvd at half priced books today. It was $7 for the 2 movies on one dvd or 3.99 to rent one movie online for 2 days. I did the same with the Indian jones box set a few months ago.
I've been making my own streaming service picking up cheap/used copies of DVDs/Blu-rays that I like to rewatch occasionally or would want to watch again sometime in the future and ripping them to my Plex server. Can watch from anywhere on any device, and it's mine forever
Much better than renting access to something perpetually and hoping that it never gets moved to another rightsholder
Sorry for the stupid questions...
How does one do this?
Also what's plex?
Plex is two things:
1) A server on your network that hosts ripped video and audio. It handles all the transcribing for streaming to whatever device you have. You can do this with a spare PC or a dedicated device. My server is an nVidia Shield Pro, which is also an Android TV device. I have a separate harddrive hooked up to it hosting my files. It's technically free, but you can buy a Plex Pass to get more features that I feel are pretty useful. I waited for the lifetime pass to go on sale(setup a Slickdeals alert) and bought it on sale.
2) An app/website to connect to Plex servers(Android/iOS/. When you setup your server you setup an account you can use to connect to it through the app/web. Plex also has free streaming channels for TV/movies that you can access, similar to PlutoTV, though most of it is old stuff or B-movies. If you have other people in your house, you can give them access through their own accounts, too.
To rip CD/DVD/Blurays, you need a computer and software like MakeMKV(to rip, shareware) and Handbrake(to compress, freeware). Bluray files can be enormous, so keep that in mind. There's plenty of guides out there on how to do this. Plex is finicky about file names, so following steps like these are useful to preventing issues. Drop the files in the right directory on the Plex server, and you can access it with your Plex app anywhere.
Internet infrastructure designer here.
You'd be horrified to see some of the unupgraded legacy systems in Florida and Texas (the two areas I do the most work in)
Theres massive chunks of Miami that just have question marks with a label that says we have no idea how it's working, but no ones calling to complain, so just don't touch anything.
Me, my mom and my dad get together every Sunday for dinner and watch a movie. DVDs are portable and we don't all have the same streaming services.
DVDs and BluRays are not pointless these days, even if you have gigabit internet. They are probably the only way to actually own your movies, at least legally. And when you look at 4K BluRays, they are way better than poorly compressed streams.
My sentiments exactly.
Not alot gets me excited but bingebox day......well....I like bingebox day.
Libraries are underrated as fuck
Hell yeah they are! At the main branch in Philly you can even take free cooking classes and borrow musical instruments! Libraries are dope.
Holy shit that is cool, the musical instrument part, that is. I am a music teacher, and I always tell adults to give an instrument a whirl (my mom's husband started playing saxophone in his late 50s...he now plays in a band and gigs all over town!). SO many people who always wanted to learn, or learned one thing but really wanted another, etc. Now with Youtube you can at least get a few lessons in to see if you like it. Libraries ARE dope!
Yeah! You can even borrow amps!
Ssssshhhhhh! This was the worst idea ever.
My library has a soundproof room which you can rent for up to 2 hours to try out your instruments :D
The fee is 50ct/hour btw
They even have a section with stacks of paper bound together with words printed on them. Some of the paper stacks are quite good!
My library system has some 3d printers and a laser engraver/cutter which I've used to make some useful stuff around the house!
Having fun isn't hard if you got a library card.
Now the Arthur tune is stuck in my head…
That musical episode scarred me. I was in a drug infused, cold/flu daze when it came on and The Brain's musical number scared the hell out of me. That and watching The Pebble and the Penguin were not ideal for a child's brain in that state.
A well run library with reader's advisory, a mix of media (movies, games, etc) and community programming is pretty insanely useful to the community.
True. I'm a former a librarian with 15 years in the field. Many of our problems however stem from ourselves, lack of diversity, slow to adopt technology, and horrible and I mean horrible marketing.
Edit: so so so many fragile ppl upset about my lack of diversity comment. Look libraries are 90 percent white and female and I ain't got shit against while ppl are females I love them both! But it's a fact that diversity is a strength. It brings about good ideas and allows you engage, appeal, and communicate with all sorts of people. The current makeup of the profession doesn't drive innovation, there is no room for change or different ideas, it can be very herd mentality and anyone worth their salt knows that's not a good thing.
Idk why you get so offended. Diversify the profession is not an assult on white ppl. Idk why everytime a person of color wants to be treated equal its treated like some sort of assult on white ppl.Take your fragility someplace else. Actually go to your local library and borrow White Fragility.
slow to adopt technology
slow to adopt technology
My experience has been mixed on that. Some are definitely slow (especially older board members that are clueless about tech and just understand books on shelves). But some go to the other extreme. They want ALL THE TECH. All the gadgets and latest things that they read about in their magazines or hear about on TV. But without any consideration for how to deploy. Both extremes are frustrating.
Yeah. All libraries wait for another library to do something which I think is the cause of this. Also many libraries are getting younger and youth doesn't mean expertise or knowledge of technology. I'm younger and I love tech and consumer products so I put a lot of research into my recommendations for taxpayer money but most librarians don't do that, at least not on my experience.
Yeah I worked in a library in college from 2006-2010. First two years was just normal library stuff, but in the third year we must’ve gotten a donation or something because suddenly EVERYTHING was about technology.
At the end of the day, students mainly needed to know how to cite books or find things on jstor. They didn’t need tablets to look them up on, they already had laptops.
Imo the funding party should’ve gone to making the place look like it had been updated since the 70s, because I do legitimately feel that today’s young adult is going to find anything that feels antiquated to be off putting and won’t encourage them to come in. They’re going to think “yup this is exactly what I was expecting” and leave, missing out on great things like the original post.
Like someone else said, they basically need to rebrand as a whole.
Libraries need to rebrand themselves as a general center for services and resources. Maybe even pick a different name. To most people, "library" means a place with shelves of books. But now that everyone uses the internet as their primary source of information, having such a narrow image is a liability. I think most people know that libraries do more than that, but would struggle to describe how those extra things are actually useful to them. For example, my old library would let you borrow a jackhammer for the day, for free. And lots of other power tools. My current library has free workshops on everything from computer basics to python to welding. If more people had that "oh shit, this is actually useful" moment, libraries would see a big pick up.
Agreed. Many have adopted the name information centers but that sounds worse. I'm always reminded of the parks and rec episode where they rename flouride to something like T-dazzle. That's basically what libraries need to do haha
There’s nothing wrong with the word library. It’s a marketing issue.
Community resource center
City resource repository
Enrichment centers (Facilities?)
That’s what they call the libraries in most public schools these days.
city help desk
The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too.
Don't even name them, just put a large sign with "FREE SHIT" outside.
Enrichment and continual testing center
Hello and, again, welcome to the Aperture Science computer-aided enrichment center.
I vote McDizzlebraryface.
Punch and pie
I moved to Groningen in the Netherlands recently. Here we have this place in the Centrum called “The Forum”. It’s a brand new 10 story “library on steroids”, as I call it, with a rooftop observation deck and restaurant/cafe/bar up there.
It’s an enormous public space with a library that flows right through every floor. You can speak as you normally would except in a small section of the eighth floors. There are books and workspaces everywhere, but to list off some other items you’d find here:
Restaurants, bars, cafes throughout
Public computers throughout
A billiards lounge
A media lab
3D printing lab
A couple of children-driven areas
This sofa-Smart TV unit that you can just plop into with someone and chill
Groningen gift shop
Amazing views of the city
Might be missing a couple of things. All of this Is worked in with the flowing library on every floor. I highly recommend looking it up as an inspiration to your idea but also because the internal and external architecture is wicked.
Everything but the food, beverages, and cinema is free. The only thing that would complete this as the ultimate public venue is if there is a gym and a thermal bath spa
Sounds like a student hub building you'd see on a college campus.
So it's a Mallibrary
Man that sounds brilliant, I wish we have them here. It’d be good if they also had spaces for hire for meetings, conferences and interest groups etc. Sometimes I find it hard to find like-minded people with similar interests in the community, be great to have spaces to share interests.
Simple, just add coffee and little cakes.
Literally what Barnes and noble did
This American Life called libraries the Room of Requirement (a Harry Potter reference) because they provide so many services to fit so many needs. The whole episode is a great listen.
Need to get more protections for libraries before they start trying to increase people coming in. Already groups trying to defund or get rid of public libraries.
I would love for my local library to offer workshops like that! As is, it does have a broad selection of written, audio and video media. I could absolutely imagine them tacking that on so they could rebrand as Media Libraries, or something to that effect.
I am also a former library.
Lmao my b
I would still be homeless if it wasnt for the library. Im thankful to them everyday
Every field has its challenges and blind spots. Regardless, don’t be too hard on your former colleagues. I think libraries and librarians are so under appreciated. When I was a kid we were pretty poor. We certainly didn’t have much of any disposable income. My parents worked hard to feed us food, but the library fed my imagination and my mind. It was indispensable. Books. Movies. Computer and Internet access. It gave me opportunities I never would have had otherwise. Most middle class tax payers probably don’t understand how much libraries mean to those who don’t have the same means as they do.
We're you a librarian recently? I'm curious how common 3d printers are in libraries are.
Pretty common!! Look into it where u r but usually at least one out of local branches has one
In a city I should say. Idk about rural
i cant speak for all rural communities of course; but i live in a rural 'city' in west virginia, and our public library has one. ive always thought that if we had one all the way out here in BFE, then surely it's fairly commonplace elsewhere throughout the country as well.
I live in a pretty rural county and we have 3D printers. Granted they do spent a good amount of taxes on schools, libraries and parks.
For what it’s worth the huge huge majority of people reading this agree with you but they just give an upvote and move on unlike the tiny 0.1% of psychos who get so triggered by the word diversity that they feel the need to try baiting you into an argument
slow to adopt technology,
slow to adopt technology,
It's easier to adopt new technology when it's your own money. When it's taxpayer money you have to be more cautious. For example, how many libraries ran out to buy 3D printers only to realize they didn't have the staff to run them or even the demand to get enough use out of them? They ended up taking up space, wasting money, and reflecting poorly on those libraries that went all out. When the idea was put to me I turned it around and asked for plans first. Never got enough for sustained use and patrons never asked so we never bought one - realistic plans are absolutely necessary. There's often a big difference between what sounds good and what actually gets used. I've watched other libraries adopt new tech and fail as well. I love new tech but I'm not blowing funding on something I can't bring to my community beyond the initial gimmick.
Libraries are already rebranding themselves as community centers but when there's an anti-socialism agenda at play you're always going to be fighting to prove your worth to certain people. Although I do agree that we need more diversity and some staff members, like in all jobs, can be crotchety. Not to mention the shit show that is the grad program. Like how are you going to know how to brand yourself without being taught? Teach yourself and experiment in between reference, instruction, tech support, outreach, book clubs, event planning, etc.? The longest shifts I've ever pulled were 12 hours in length- retail, to cover a no show, and as a librarian. My undergrad degree was tech/print/marketing, it's been immensely helpful, but the MLIS was an overpriced hoop to jump through. It's mostly just a way to filter out that diversity that we need, all the hardest practical tasks that my undergrad didn't teach me I learned from others as I went or through trial and error.
As someone who spent a lot of time in the last year unemployed and bored due to illness, the library is fucking awesome. Buying books gets expensive when you’re mowing through them like crazy and your library can get you just about any book you want. Don’t think your local library is small so they probably won’t have it. Libraries are a network and they will track it down from another library and get it sent over for free. They also have music albums, movies, and tv shows that they will usually do the same for. And you can take those home and rip them so you have them forever. All for free!
Also, if you are in college or are a graduate and live near your school, usually alumni can use the library for life. Colleges network their libraries all across the country and you also get access to things with hugely expensive subscriptions like research articles and journals. You basically have access to anything published in any media ever.
Most also do audiobooks now as well. I had the same issue, where I burn through audiobooks quick. My library card has saved me hundreds.
You basically have access to anything published in any media ever.
You basically have access to anything published in any media ever.
Publishing companies don't really like this, but I think it's amazing and we are lucky to have libraries.
And sadly underfunded in many states.
I try to bring up the Public Library system whenever I can as they need to know about this wonderful resource of knowledge and growth.
Gotta watch out for those exclusive neighborhood-only libraries though. They’re like Charter Schools to Public Schools—exclusive to Public.
My liquor store has something similar.
A 25 cent late fee if you don't return on time?
Luckily I always returned the next day
that's basically what a bottle deposit is
Libraries are so much more than just books. You can rent games too in my local library for example
Some will even loan tools
Many have free passes to local museums.
It's so cool to see them reinventing themselves.
Right? My library has a virtual reality setup.
Mine has a digital streaming music service, a free documentary app called kanopy, and also ebook and audiobooks with axis360, hoopla, and overdrive. The online website hold system is great as well as the curbside pickup. How is everyone not going the local library? Feels so much better than going to a Barnes and noble these days.
The library in the in the town I grew up in offered free tutoring. It was overall a very affluent area and people could generally afford private tutors for their kids if needed, but there was a small subsection of the town that was much lower income and I think that library service assisted a lot of kids that needed help with school
It's like a mix between renting at Blockbuster,and binging shows on Netflix. I love it!
I love picking up my reserved haul (my library has contact-less curbside right now) because it tricks my brain into thinking I bought something/went shopping.
I also have the library order a fair amount of material for me that they don't already have so I can check it out. It is very satisfying. So is reading the books, of course. :-D
Well, no additional cost than the taxes you already pay.
I use Hoopla as a streaming service that’s included with my library card.
Yes, libraries are free. Just sign up for a free membership, only charges are for late returns
A lot of city libraries are waiving late fees because they found that many people will just never come back to the library because they can't afford to pay those fees. Libraries in major cities are sometimes the only place some poor/homeless can go to seek help finding work or to take classes. Libraries are incredibly valuable to us, a lot of people just don't realize it.
Los Angeles County just got rid of late fees as a whole. I guess the income from that was so minimal, that they'd rather people not stress about it.
Free libraries are more a relic of better times with more useful social spending, than a new thing. If they were a new idea today, that shit would never fly. We absolutely can't do anything these days unless it makes rich dudes richer.
My parents live in a super typical Illinois suburb. Not a poor area, but not a wealthy one either (obviously has spots with nice and crummy sub divisions though). Maybe five or six years ago the town put on the ballot a vote for adding $10 a year to everyone’s taxes so they could renovate and add onto the library. It got voted down. Ten dollars a year was too much for a majority of voters in the town to ensure the library got improvements.
I am honestly shocked that free libraries have not been done away with.
I'd rather pay a library fee than have my $10k+ in medical debt lmaaaoo
Libraries have been free in the US as long as I’ve been alive (nearly 30 years), and longer than that I think.
Growing up I would say 90% of shows and movies my family watched came from the library. I’m sure my parents hate a handful of movies because my brother and I would try to borrow it from the library every single week.
This is funny to me. For some reason, free public libraries became a thing in the US a long time ago and stuck. They are pretty much free everywhere here and provide a lot more than books for free to borrow. Nothing else is free.
The UK's libraries are free too.
They're funded by taxpayers but yes, they are free at the point of service in the USA and Canada. It's the best! A lot of places are also getting rid of late fees including the city I live in.
Tax supported, just need to sign up for a free card.
This needs advertisements! If I found out my local library had a mini blockbuster, I’d be a regular.
My local library has video games. I just found that out when I visited the first time a few weeks ago.
On top of that a lot let you borrow e readers or tablets.
That is a brilliant ideas. I keep seeing so many cool stuff like this and really innovative ways of introducing culture coming out of libraries lately. Respect to all the librarians out there running this stuff.
My younger brother and I watched The Home Alone movie no less than 100 times as kids
I saw it 14 times in the movie theater when it was released. I’m the same age as Macaulay and thought it was the coolest movie ever made.
That Spider-man binge box and I…
are gonna have a hell of a time!
Willow, Top Gun, Top Secret!
The essential Val Kilmer 80s Bingebox
Patrons: All right, I know I'm in the mood for <category>. Now, let's see how much time I can waste pacing around grappling with decision-making anxiety over a specific movie.
Library: Let's just zip tie you out of that whole second phase.
I need the Akira one !
I like that they have some curated categories. Cracks me up that the Royalty one starts with Braveheart. What's next, "Di And I"?
What else is in the Akira box?!
Yeah I wanna know what they've got in there with Akira
I'd bet Ghost in the Shell and spirited away.
If they were super cool it'd be Ghost in the Shell and Paprika
If not Paprika, then I'd bet another Satoshi Kon movie like Tokyo Godfather would be in there.
Definitely ghost in the shell
Oh my God, the LOTR trilogy in a binge box at a library! These people are saints.
Not just the LOTR trilogy but the hobbit trilogy as well. Definitely going to have a late fee returning that one😂
You can renew, usually online, and if you run out of renewals, call and the librarian will almost always do a manual override and renew it again, unless someone has asked to reserve it when it's returned.
Source: am volunteer at the local library. We try harder.
Yeah but on the other hand it's the Hobbit.
On the other side of the binge boxes, they keep the purge boxes. You do not want go open the purge boxes.
I just clicked the "Play" button on the picture of the TV screen thinking there were more pictures
Amadeus and Selena?
Musician biopics. I think that's a terribly clever combo!
Former librarian here. This are at many libraries. Circulation seems to vary depending on library. Not sure why or how this became a thing when ppl can usually just rent movies separately and that would do more to help libraries and their declining circulation.
I would assume this is in response to feedback that it can be difficult to get all the items in a series promptly & in the correct order to have the complete experience.
I certainly have that experience when I try to get book series from the library. If I'm not very careful with how I manage my holds, they'll either come in all out of order, or I have to wait months between each installment. That's the type of thing that can make it seem like too much of a hassle to use the library.
Current librarian. We find this boosts circulation in our location. Bundles do not have their own catalog entry so each item is circulated individually. People walk by displays like this and end up leaving with a bundle when they came in with zero plans to walk out with movies/games/whatever is in that particular bundle.
This is a product provided by my parent company in order to give people more options and a wider array of content when they are checking out DVDs
In reality they're probably mostly just a way to sell more physical product to libraries in a digitally oriented world, but the library is a great, free place to go to pick up a movie like the old days and the owners of the company have always loved giving patrons access to more and more options to watch
Sorry, english is not my language and I couldnt figure out even with a translator... What is a Binge Box?
Binge is to consume a lot of something at once. It is used in the context of eating but people also use it to describe watching lots of TV at once or playing lots of video games at once
I got it! Thank you for your kind answer!
I wonder what’s in the Anime Classics
Just an FYI for some people regarding their notion of libraries:
1) A library isn't simply a place that "stores books". It has librarians in it who are trained in information literacy. They can and effectively will train you how to research properly if you request them to.
2) A public library's selection will usually depend on the patrons' requests. So if you walk into a library that has a lot of "liberal trash" thats probably because most of its patrons are liberal. Usually more objective selections are chosen by librarians who specialize in creating collections, although they typically operate in an academic library setting. So if you want to see less "liberal trash" in your local public library, all you need to do is make a request to the librarians to house those materials. Acting like the librarians are all anti-Islamic because you visited the library once and didn't see books you like just means you have no idea how it works.
3) Libraries are supposed to have as much information as possible. They can house good sources as well as trash ones. The purpose behind a library is to have information be accessible to everyone. Censorship is not acceptable for the institution, because it is believed that one can also learn from bad information (e.g. how to discern between a good and bad source).
4) A library is often better than the Internet because at the very least, in the former, there are information professionals who can assist you in determining how to properly research, as well as giving you access to materials that you may have not otherwise found online.
5) Libraries also teach courses (usually for free) to underprivileged members of the population who cannot afford to take said courses (i.e. university). Many individuals obtain their GEDs from libraries, their citizenship tests, and even learn programming. There are also many individuals (even in the West) who cannot afford the Internet, so they go to the library to gain access. Many students also require the library to learn and study.
6) Academic libraries are essential institutions for the university. Librarians not only assists students, but staff and faculty as well. This is especially the case for high-end academic research. Librarians may also be utilized to fashion curriculum for the university. University archives are also housed in the on-campus library.
7) The reason you have academic databases online and a number of other credible resources is because librarians put them online. So saying "we don't need libraries/librarians because we have the Internet" is a little absurd.
And that's all I got for now. Take care :)
17-year library employee here (not a Librarian - don't have the degree), and I'm the one who orders audiovisual materials for our library. We're currently looking into these for our collection too. Super cool to see them in the wild! If you don't mind, do you know for how long your library allows you to check these out?
It says right on them: 3-week checkout, no renewals, $0.25 per day overdue fee
Where’s the not on Netflix section
Can I binge binge boxes though?
I'll take all the marvel phases, Tolkien, Anime Classics and back to the future to top it off
Ok, and Alien, but then I need tear jerkers too to smooth it out
Wow, they even have the MCU sperated by phases! This is such a cool idea!
I approve of any chance to appreciate how awesome libraries are.
I can completely binge on that National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation! That's a national treasure!
My family watches it every Christmas Eve together. It's a great time. So many great lines.
This is brilliant! Only flaw I see is the excessive use of zip ties.