1. Khürt Williams says:

    2013/05/09 at 12:09 pm

    Does the library have space a person can work, including making phone calls and meeting with clients? It’s a little far away for me to use but Cowerks in Ashbury Park has nice facilities.


    • says:

      2013/05/09 at 12:21 pm

      In fact it does. You can get a variety of full-volume various-sized working rooms for an hour session, and I have done it many times in the past month. Phone calls, wireless connectivity, quiet space, meeting space for clients, and an incredibly beautiful view, at least at PPL.

  2. says:

    2013/05/22 at 11:09 am

    Libraries are often the best working space for concentrated, productive thinking. I use two libraries regularly. PPL is one of them. The other is not as phone friendly, but that can be a plus. Texting often takes care of would-be phone calls. Libraries offer more privacy and respect of personal space than does a coffee shop, but also provide a sense of community.
    One ironic library downside is this Luddite’s bane: I lug heavy books–sand to the beach–around along with my laptop. Much of what I read is not available online. Anyway, I love the smell books and feel of the paper page. Books I have borrowed are aflutter with Post-it tabs. I should take a photo of one for the sake of posterity.

    • says:

      2013/05/22 at 11:33 am

      Hi, Circe! So good to see you last night. I agree wholeheartedly. I often use PPL’s private study spaces which give good insulation against intruding on another’s space with my phone calls. :) I understand and appreciate your sensual affection for the physical book. Me too.

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