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John has been asking a lot about the library on the ship lately... Do you think they are going to replace them? If so what do you think they will replace them with?


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It's a shame! Some still enjoy the libraries.
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Originally posted by mykeb14
John has been asking a lot about the library on the ship lately... Do you think they are going to replace them? If so what do you think they will replace them with?


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Good it's a wasted space.
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We use the library and so I'd be sad to see it repurposed.
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Oh...that makes this current librarian/previous English teacher very sad. I too noticed that JH was asking a bunch of questions about the libraries. There were many responses of folks who genuinely enjoyed the quiet escape, the selection of books, playing games, and the conversations with other readers. But there were also replies that were eyebrow raising, such as the one who said, “I don’t cruise to get smarter, I just want to have fun.” Just sad...that there are some who associate “reading” with “being smart” and “not fun”..which is a ridiculous notion and perpetuates a fallacy regarding the art of reading....(as I quietly step down from my soapbox)

And one more thing...It is the height of hypocrisy to celebrate a reading pioneer (Dr. Seuss breakfast & parade) and at the same time consider getting rid of the libraries.
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#8
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I've been in a ship library once. That was when we had to meet there to go on our "Behind the Fun" tour. I've seen them just not interested in them. It wouldn't hurt my feelings if they re-purposed them but I know there are a few people who do like them.
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#9
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Originally posted by riclop
Good it's a wasted space.


Uh, no it’s not. My husband and I use that space when we cruise, and we always see other people using it too. Just because you don’t use the space doesn’t mean it’s wasted.



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Library is not a money maker.
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#11
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Originally posted by waterwatcher
Library is not a money maker.
very good observation, i mean it. They are always looking for ways to increase their profits. For those who like quiet and to play games or read, I've heard of people finding bars that werent open and using that quiet space. But you have to bring your own games (deck of cards?) or books. Not sure if Carnival allows closed bars to be used that way, but it is a possible alternative.
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Originally posted by comiso13
very good observation, i mean it. They are always looking for ways to increase their profits. For those who like quiet and to play games or read, I've heard of people finding bars that werent open and using that quiet space. But you have to bring your own games (deck of cards?) or books. Not sure if Carnival allows closed bars to be used that way, but it is a possible alternative.
Would be very sorry to see it go. Very often take out books and leave books we brought behind
#13
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Originally posted by sanmarcosman
We can be sure when the brand ambassador asks if we like something it will be history shortly thereafter.
that would be very sad and yet another reason to cruise elsewhee
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Make it a dual purpose room. Library by day, ESCAPE ROOM by night. I love escape rooms.

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Originally posted by waterwatcher
Library is not a money maker.
Bingo.

I like the libraries. I take my own books to read on cruises (I go to our public library the week before and check a few out), but I like going in there to play board games or just sit somewhere quiet and air conditioned to read.
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Make it a dual purpose room. Library by day, ESCAPE ROOM by night. I love escape rooms.

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LOVE this idea!!!
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#17
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Originally posted by cynt
Make it a dual purpose room. Library by day, ESCAPE ROOM by night. I love escape rooms.

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That’s a great idea!’n


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#18
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Save the libraries !!! Or at least mix it w/ internet quiet space. There are still many of us that enjoy books and cruising.
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Originally posted by comiso13
very good observation, i mean it. They are always looking for ways to increase their profits. For those who like quiet and to play games or read, I've heard of people finding bars that werent open and using that quiet space. But you have to bring your own games (deck of cards?) or books. Not sure if Carnival allows closed bars to be used that way, but it is a possible alternative.
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Aren't some libraries on a few ships now libraries/bars? Great place for a wine bar, with better quality wines than the typical...
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