We know that libraries will continue to evolve. The technology
is changing so fast. It’s kind of hard to say how they will
continue to evolve. But they are going to be out there to meet the
needs of their patrons.
We spent two days in an off-site with Jeff going through the
experience, setting up little scenarios of “Ok, here’s the
customer. They’ve done’ this, they’ve done this.” And then we would
go off in our own corners for 15 minutes...
They tried it out with the first graders and found that in the
control classroom the students’ reading fluency went up by about 8
points in the course of a month. In the BeeLine classroom, they
went up by 14 points.
It was a house that my great-grandfather bought in 1865, and
the same family’s always lived in it. I’ll be dying pretty soon, of
course, in the way of things. But I have a granddaughter who’s
going to take it over then....