Just when I thought things couldn’t go any worse… I received a collective e-mail from a colleague in my company annoncing that the company wanted to close the library! Crap… [replace by any appropriate English F-word you think, I lack vocabulary in this area]
The library is a small room opened on a strictly voluntary basis once a week during lunch break, and it is the nicest place in my workplace, where you actually get to see smiling and quiet and warm people, caring about each other and recommending books to one another… Not all books they buy with their (ridiculously small) budget are my cup of tea (especially when it comes to Mary Higgins Clark and Dan Brown), but they also bought some of my suggestions… and they got newly published titles every season and every Fred Vargas novel too.
I’m angry because the decision was taken on the sly, using the ridiculous argument that there isn’t enough floor space in our new office building. I’ve been transferred to the new building 2 weeks ago and clearly this is bullsh…, because the new office is huge and they even found some floor space for a gym (which we didn’t have in the old one). The library leader (who is doing all this completely on her free time and without compensation) has been informed just 8 days before moving and of course no official communication to the coworkers was done.
I feel that the building managers thought that the library users wouldn’t care and that bookish people are quiet and polite and wouldn’t dare go against their decision. Well, I already spread the words to all my colleagues I saw at least once at the library. I’m not sure what else I can do, but I really want to support the library leader against this harsh decision. What would you suggest?