Oct
27
2009

  Parking Problem At Crozet Library

I really like our local library, except for the parking. The problem is that there are only five or six spots, and one is handicapped. And there is no nearby street parking.

I needed to make some photocopies today, and took William with me. It was raining, but I couldn't get a spot in the parking lot. I had to park across the street by Crozet Pizza. First of all, I'm not keen on that since there is not a lot of parking there either, and the lot should be for their patrons. Secondly, there is no crosswalk or anything, and cars fly around the corner with the 4-way stop so it's not a great place to cross the street. Yet we made it. Although we got plenty wet since it was raining.

As much as some people decry the plans to build a new library, I'm all for it. Although I don't think we need a new library as much as we need more parking for the existing building. It would be nice if the library was larger so it could hold more books. It really is pretty small, so most things I have to order from one of the other branches and have delivered. Which is useless if I can't park to go in and pick it up. Sometimes I am tempted to squeeze into the staff parking area, but I haven't actually done it yet. It's just a gravel bit off the side of the building, barely big enough for the cars already there, I'd be half on the sidewalk if I tried to squeeze in. Not that anyone can use the sidewalk, since there is no place to park anywhere it connects to!

After I made my photocopies, I picked up some books about homeschooling. I know it's early to be thinking about that sort of thing, but if it turns out that it's NOT something Terry and I are into, I might have to actually research the private schools around here, I don't know what the wait-lists are like. Not that I'd pick a school that has a 5-year wait-list anyway, but there are many, many schools to choose from and it could take some time to visit them all if that's something we want to do. I also got a book about the Waldorf method. I don't know anything about it, but I've heard of it, so I'm curious. I've also heard about the Montessori, but some complaints about one of the particular Montessori programs around here. All I know about that one is that they "play" to learn and the kids do what they like, it sounds nice. I do know at least one woman who homeschools, she's in the La Leche League. I haven't talked to her about it, but her daughter seems smart and well-mannered the little I've seen of her.