Friday, February 14, 2020

The Empty Parking Lot at My Neighborhood Library

No single car at the parking lot

My city, Baton Rouge, Louisiana has 14 libraries. I consider main library is my neighborhood library, because of its distance not far from my house, less than 15 minutes by driving.

The library opens 7 days a week, from Sunday to Saturday. The hours are different on each day:

- Sunday: 2 PM to 10 PM
- Monday: 8 AM to 10 PM
- Tuesday: 8 AM to 10 PM
- Wednesday: 8 AM to 10 PM
- Thursday: 8 AM to 10 PM
- Friday: 8 AM to 6 PM
- Saturday: 8 AM to 6 PM


The empty parking lot, left side of library

I always find no spot for me at the parking lot when I came on open hours, especially on Saturday and Sunday.

It seems that family days on the weekend. Grand mothers and grand father with their grand kids look “abundance” both inside the library and the library small garden at outside. 

The parking lot without cars

I just tried to come to library hours early last weekend, it was surprising me that no single car at all at the library parking lot. The space is empty.

I think that cloudy weather is the “best reason” to discourage people to come early to library.

Did you experience no single car at the public parking lots in your city?

91 comments:

  1. Wah sunyi senyap dan terasa syahdu ya mb,
    Btw aku baru tau mb evi stay di us, keren mba hihi

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    1. Pengunjung nya hampir semuanya komentar pakai bahasa Inggris, jadi bingung saya bacanya mbak mbul...😂

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  2. Uy genial que haya tantas bibliotecas en tu cuidad. Aprovecha para leer. Te mando un beso

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  3. People read less and less. At least in my country it is like that. It is not sad?

    Really huge hug, Evi.

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  4. These days people seldom go to the library...it's a sad reality.

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  5. Greetings, Evi! 14 libraries!!! Your city is very large! Our Polysaevo is small. We have 5 town libraries. They work from 9 a.m. up to 6 p.m. and have one day off.

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  6. Rather not because in my city even in the holy parking lot is busy.

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  7. Hola Evi, yo tengo una biblioteca cerca por suerte, saludos amiga.

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  8. Una speciale libreria, in cui trascorrere piacevoli e istruttive ore.
    Un saluto,silvia

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  9. Pensa che la biblioteca che c’è davanti casa mia non ha nemmeno il parcheggio, tuttavia è molto visitata, soprattutto da studenti e da scolaresche. Io la frequento, mi basta attraversare la strada e sono lì. Ciao Evi, buon sabato e buona domenica.
    sinforosa

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  10. Credo che gli e book abbiano messo un po’ in crisi i libri stampati, ma è triste vedere una biblioteca vuota.
    Felice weekend, un abbraccio
    enrico

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  11. Imagino la alegría que te dió poder aparcar sin problemas, en mi ciudad es imposible encontrarlo así.
    Un beso

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  12. La biblioteca del mio paese è sempre molto frequentata da gente di ogni età, e anche da ragazzi che scelgono questo luogo per studiare...un abbraccio

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  13. Passando para
    te ler e
    para
    deixar
    Bjins de Bom
    fim de semana.
    CatiahoAlc.

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  14. Me encanta tu ciudad. Muchos besos.

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  15. I have never met such a parking lot - I don't go to libraries
    Regards
    Lili

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  16. There are always cars parking everywhere around here... an empty lot might have some charms!

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  17. Our library is still quite busy, the city has created different programs and features to keep people coming so it’s been busier lately. The online library services have taken a toll on going to the library, I know I use ebooks that I rent from our provincial download service but I still love the library and the feel of a real book in my hands.

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  18. E bello leggere che la biblioteca della tua città sia sempre molto attiva, sopratutto di nonni e nipoti.
    Credo sia molto importante insegnare ai giovani l'amore per la lettura.

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  19. We always manage to find a parking space. Just keep circling the parking lot. Lol.

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  20. Una libreria molto frequentata da nonni e bambini è una buona cosa !! Io, in una biblioteca mi ci perdo, starei ore a guardare i libri. Ciao, buon week end.

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  21. Well it makes me feel better that the lot is generally full. Maybe this is just a one off, but at least you got a spot!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  22. Awesome!
    Evi, your city is big and has 5 libraries.
    There is one library in my city and it has no parking.
    Greetings.

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  23. I always walked to libraries in the area I lived in, I don't think there is a parking area near it. Usually libraries are at the centre or near the centre of the town, so one has to walk to them. Typically, libraries are always full where I'm from but that might also be because they aren't very big.

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  24. it's great you were able to get a spot this time! :) We usually go to the library here, we have no problems getting a space if we are there early :)

    Hope you're having a great weekend :)

    Away From Blue

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  25. Never. Empty parking lot is consider miracle in my city.

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  26. Uau estacionamento vazio!! É raro.amei as fotis

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  27. Over here, an empty parking lot usually means the library is closed.

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  28. Lucky for you Evi that you have a parkplace for your car. Have a nice sunday. Greetings Caroline

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  29. Qui a MOdena ci sono 4 biblioteche ma sono tutte in centro e il centro è vietato alla auto.
    Buona domenica.

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  30. Awesome shots:D Thanks for sharing this with us :D
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  31. Empty parking of library is dificult in my city because it's an university city. It's true people don't go to the library because of computers but there is alaways students in our library.
    Have a good sunday.

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  32. You can easy find such empty parking lots in our area, especially on Sundays as in Germany on Sundays shops are closed. But such a pity that there are that less visitors in the library!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  33. Since I live in the city, there aren't usually parking lots right next to the libraries. I usually just walk to my local library which is 5 minutes away from our house.

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  34. That is a rare view in my city!

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  35. wow is it always that empty?

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  36. Is sad how technology took over the ability to enjoy looking and reading books for free.

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  37. Yes, we have a very small library a few minutes away and it is always empty!! Even when we went during the summer for crafts, sometimes we were the only ones there.

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  38. Your library have such a huge parking space. Mine is small and many of people just walk to the library.

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  39. Creo que pocas veces me encuentro un parking vacío donde vivo!

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  40. Empty parking lot is a dream in my city.
    Kisses!

    galerafashion.com

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  41. Libraries and books are out. Google is in.

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  42. Por desgracia eso ocurre en todas las biblioteca

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  43. I usually see a lot of cars at the libraries in my city, especially downtown.

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  44. I haven't been to the library for a long time, I usually read online
    http://www.recklessdiary.ru

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  45. My library usually has cars during hours of operation. I love the library on rainy days.

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  46. A bit sad that people read less and less :( Regards:**

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  47. in my city there are more cars then parking places... it is so sad

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  48. Hi! You are very lucky. In my city there is not much place to leave the car. Have a good week.

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  49. Hi Evi!
    My city is very small and only have a library!
    Enjoy your day and have a nice week ahead!

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  50. Where I live there is only one library and it has no parking. :-)

    Best regards

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  51. Mi ciudad tiene varias bibliotecas pero aparcar cerca de ellas es "misión imposible" Evi.

    Besos.

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  52. Que haya tantas bibliotecas en la ciudad, dice mucho del nivel cultural de sus gentes. No es muy frecuente ver ciudades que abra las bibliotecas, en días de fiesta.

    Besos

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  53. In the city where I live now there are many bookstores but just one library and one can't get there driving because is in the center of the town where car circulation is limited to only residents. Therefore one must arrive there by walking and I have to say that is nice to put both your brain and your body to work.

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  54. Hello
    Here in Portugal the cities are small, they only have a public library!!
    xoox

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  55. That is a lot of libraries! My local, parking is in a main shopping area and is about a 5 minute walk from the car park. Usually get a space easily! The smaller ones have better parking, though one is next to the doctors - so that is busy!

    In Scotland our libraries aren't open on a Sunday!

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  56. El leer es uno de mis grades placeres

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  57. Interesting post

    Kisses
    www.pimentadeacucar.com

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  58. un buen post, me ha parecido muy interesante

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  59. I have never seen the parking empty in my library.

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  60. Ohh, in India, you can't even imagine think of an empty parking space. I never saw any library parking area empty even in dark or horrible winter days.
    Have great day love.
    Kisses <3
    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

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  61. Here in Clifton Park, NY, which is close to Albany, we have a huge library. There are a lot here in Upstate NY and you never see an empty parking lot. There is always people, lots, either coming for books, dvd's, to use the computer, to the courses and activities (they always have great programs for every age), etc. I love my library and my husband, my daughter and I go often to return items and bring more. No matter the weather, the library is always busy.

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  62. It could be scary. Where is everybody?

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  63. Our Downtown Library Just Installed Another Bike Rack

    Cheers

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  64. Your library is close.
    I've never seen an empty parking lot.

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  65. Wah saya juga pernah mengalami tempat parkir kosong waktu mau masuk ke taman rekreasi sih, bukan perpustakaan. Ternyata jalan utama lagi banjir, sementara saya lewat jalan kecil.😀

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  66. A la biblioteca de aquí voy andando Evi. Está muy cerca. en Béjar el coche lo utilizamos más para hacer la compra.
    Me gusan las fotos.
    Un abrazo.

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  67. In my city library is open only 5 days a week.

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  68. En mi pueblo hay una biblioteca pequeña y no siempre está abierta. Besitos.

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  69. must be joyous sight fro you i bet :)

    we live in small city ,library is on walking distance from our colony

    cloudy weather can be helpful sometimes isn't it :)

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  70. have you visited all those libraries so far?

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  71. wah.... it's means all people not visit other place. need to develop libraries to increase visitor

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