By TzarErik - 06/08/2014 23:33 - United States - Fort Collins
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11, It's totally acceptable to bring children to the library, there's actually an entire section just for them. There's no reason for a mother to not bring her child, especially a baby seeing as they sleep so much anyways, unless the child is having some sort of fit or being crazy loud or crying.
loads of people. there are programs put on by libraries for infants. also some have a free wellness clinic thing where women can get general checkups and advice. also there are picture books for infants. and ive seen three year olds in diapers, and at that age they usually enjoy picking out their own books.
A library isnt just 'a quiet place', its has programs for children and loads of books for children. Children are the main focus of libraries. get em while theyre young, teach them reading is awesome and learning is great. So dont think like that. Definitely bring your kids to the library, as much as you can. there are loads of picture books and easy readers for them to look at. just dont stuff their diapers under the desk, or dont let them do it please!
Libraries have "story time" for toddlers, crafts and activities as well. At least all the ones I have been to. The kids book sections is really nice and they have all kinds of stuffed animals and mini tables for them. A library is very child friendly. Unfortunately, you sometimes get nasty, disgusting, ill bred parents into the mix like OP had to deal with.
People who randomly discard diapers disgust me. Whether it be in parking lots, shopping carts, and now apparently libraries, it is in no way appropriate. It isn't too hard to locate a trash bin.
I used to work at a movie theater and we'd find used diapers in the theaters. Really, people? Not only can you not take 5 minutes from the movie to change your kid, but you change him in front of everyone and then toss the diaper on the ground... We sure appreciate cleaning it up!...not.