I went to the library to look at the most recent audit.
The one that should have been finished sometime last fall.
The information lady was sure that it would be posted on the internet on the city’s web site.
She sent me back to the reference desk.
That librarian found the city budget.
But, the audit was no place to be found.
The helpful information desk librarian called city hall and told me she was transferred to three people before she discovered I could look at a copy, if I went to city hall.
When I asked for the latest audit, the woman at the counter asked for my driver’s license.
I asked, “Why?”
She told me it would be returned when I returned the audit.
Bet I would not have had to surrender my driver’s license or even reveal my name had the city hall folks put their audit at the library.
I’m pretty certain that one of the librarians requested the audit, which, I discovered, also contains the library’s own audit. That’s because the library is a city library and serves no one outside of Crystal Lake…unless someone like me walks in and asks a reasonable question.
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You can tell from the coats in the photo of the newly-remodeled library that it was not taken in mid-August. It was taken in May.