BEST JOKE EVER:
A guy walks into the library and says to the librarian, "Can I please have a ham and cheese sandwich?" And the librarian says to him: "Uh, this is a library." And the guy says, "Oh, sorry." And then he whispers, "Can I please have a ham and cheese sandwich?"
I think that the guy in this joke is really on to something: people don't come to the library for just books anymore. They come to photocopy, scan, 3-D print, for job interviews, for story times and sing-alongs, for Lego Club and Knitting Club. They come to vote, to gather supplies after natural disasters, to hang out with friends, play games, create art, buy used books, see theater or music performances, and participate in workshops. Plus, the "no food or drink" rule has been replaced with the "clean up after yourself" rule.
Yes, most libraries don't serve ham and cheese, but many sell coffee and snacks.
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