I logged onto the school system website today to check out what tomorrow's lunch would be, and I noticed they had the plans for the new middle school posted for us to review. Yippee! The old building (originally the high school and built in the early 50s) is a real hole and I was hoping that they would get this new building open before the Bug starts middle school.
When I studied it more carefully, though I was aghast to see a critical component missing. I called Mr. Bean.
"What's wrong with these people?? They've planned out a school with a huge media center but no library! How are these kids supposed to learn without ready access to a library??? What a stupid place to cut corners!"
Mr Bean answered me as carefully as he could.
"Honey...um...the 'Media Center' is the library."
"Well, that's just screwed up! Why the heck don't they just call it the library??"
"Well, sweetie, the thing is that there's probably more information on non-print media in there now than there is in books. 'Library' kinda isn't an up-to-date term anymore."
"Well, I don't want to be 'up to date'! I want a 'Library' and I want there to be books in it!"
"I understand, Granny. Change is hard. After I make your tea and get you your meds, would you like me to call them and complain?"
"I hate you."