Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Library Changes Policy On Earbuds and Hygiene

Concerns about communicable diseases have led the Putnam County library to change its policy concerning the use of headphones or ear buds on its public computers. In the past, the library has provided a set of earphones with each computer, just as they do a keyboard or a mouse. But, starting March 1st, they are asking that you bring your own personal set of earphones -- mostly for hygiene reasons. The earphones are necessary for listening to Web content without disturbing other library patrons. Director Dana Brumbelow says the library will have a very limited supply of free ear buds that they will give out on a first-come, first-served basis. When that supply runs out, they will sell them for a dollar apiece. But she says there is no policy against bringing your own set of headphones which should fit into the standard jack on the library's computers.