kids in the library

I like kids. They are some of my favorite patrons. However, on school days, when the library is full of them, I like them less. Moreso when I feel like they’ve been dumped there and don’t want to be there any more than I’d like them to be wandering bored in front of the refdesk. Apparently [and I pretty much knew this] this is not a phenomenon singular to our library. It’s a social problem, and a bad one. [thanks all]