There needs to be a chat room for people who congregate and talk non-stop in groups. This way they don't disturb people trying to read. This is a very noisy library. At Nyack Library you can hear a pin drop.
Today's public library is a center of the community, a place where neighbors, friends, and students meet whether by chance or appointment. The staff will enforce the patron code of conduct policy if conversation reaches a volume or duration that proves disruptive to fellow patrons, but we will not shush.
We are one of the more busy libraries in the county. Our patrons and staff are engaged, educated, and vibrant people who thrive on social interaction. We'd hate to squash that.