CHESTERTOWN Local library board members wanted some ideas for their five year plan so they asked area kids to submit some ideas, and they got some doozies.
The Town of Chester Library Board of Trustees sponsored an essay contest in the North Warren School District as part of their Future Five Year Plan, and they received submissions from several fourth, fifth and sixth graders.
Asked, What do you want the library to be like in the year 2013, the replies were imaginative, unique and humorous.
There will be special pens that automatically write what youre thinking, said one essay.
The library will have a swimming pool with water proof books, wrote another water-loving entry.
Prizes of $100 were awarded to the winners and of $50 for honorable mention.
Another student said there should be classes for making flying cars and for making planets in the near future, while one student who seems to need help with decisions, said, Suction cups will be attached to your temples and the cups will determine what kind of a book you are in the mood for.
Another student suggested that the over-achievers at North Warren could be transported to the library so they can read all day, while another slightly more pragmatic suggestion was to have a senior citizens room where someone could read to them.
One ice cream loving student suggested moving the library to a separate building located near the Ice Cream store, for obvious reasons.
This entry, perhaps from a disgruntled younger sibling suggested a special lounge for teens and classes like How to Do Babysitting.
One youngster apparently likes to go to the drive thru bank and suggested a similar idea for the library and had this suggestion: You will be able to check out a book from your car, a robot will find it for you and send it down to you through a vacuum tube. Or, for those who havent quite mastered the Dewey Decimal System, There will be a conveyor belt that will take you to the book you want.