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    Are Public Libraries OK To Detect Like Public Schools?

    I have a library which I've driven by for years, watching very many holiday and special events set up several times a year. It is a city library, yet it has the appearance of an upscale property. There is logically a mother load of lost items if nobody else has ventured onto the grounds with a metal detector.

    Are public libraries generally open territory for detecting?

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    Don't assume that all public schools can be detected. None in my area can - nor would I want to since they are all too new. Public libraries are under separate administrations than public schools anyway, so you would have to ask on a case by case basis.
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    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams

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    Iv seen people do all kinds of things at the library. Just be very quiet when you do it.

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    Since tax payers pay for the Schools you would think until some walking thier dog going all over the grass complains lol

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    Dude, are you trying to get scolded at by an angry librarian? Because that's how you get scolded by an angry librarian!

    One of the ways, anyway. The other way will cost you a whole bunch of singles.
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    When I travel around, I do not hesitate to hit any old library lawn I come to . Yes: MD'ing is an odd hobby, that carries ... uh .... "connotations". Ie.: someone can think "he might leave a hole" or "gee what's he doing?". So go at low traffic times . Eg.: Well before or after their open-hours, or on their closed days, etc....

    You can certainly walk inside and ask "Can I?", if you want. But just be prepared for the: "No one cared till you asked" psychology to be invoked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    Since tax payers pay for the Schools you would think until some walking thier dog going all over the grass complains lol
    Our schools are posted "no dog walking". I think that means running is ok.
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    Been banned for six month. I am back enjoy reading Tom great interesting comments. Libraries lawns are public lands and we can enjoy searching for coins and jewels. Tom, is correct, never ask permission because they will always say NO.
    Last edited by Treasure_Hunter; Mar 06, 2019 at 07:41 PM.
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    # 7. Are you telling us, if we search on these lands, we must leave our dogs home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megalodon View Post
    Our schools are posted "no dog walking". I think that means running is ok.
    Mine hates it when the leash is dragging so she holds it in her mouth. Every time I get hassled, it's the old your dog needs to be on a leash. She is! No someone needs to be holding the leash! She is! Off they go waddling off shaking their heads smoke coming out their ears.

    HINT Don't do this in Newport Beach Ca!!!!!!! Ended up with 9 count em 9 Life Guards, 3 jeeps, 3 cops in two units & a Life Guard Lt (I think he was) standing around for over 45 minutes debating the code. Ended up no one wanted to write the citation & have to explain to the judge and be embarrassed. There ya go! Your taxpayer $$$ hard at work.

    A trick I use for areas like libraries is when confronted I've got everything in my trash pouch in my hand. First thing out my mouth is "Let me go throw this trash away." Has defused many confrontations over the years.
    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

    I think I know what my last words will be....
    "Hold my beer and watch this!"

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    My local library does not have any lawn to detect, but if it did, I would just go on Sunday when it's closed.

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    As long as your city does not have an ordinance against metal detecting. Remember to use your library voice when detecting and always wear headphones.
    Dig till you drop!

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    I can't help but think that, just as having parents be present in the school validates the importance of school for children, having civic leaders be part of that school community interaction and inviting dialogue with your families validates the importance of civic engagement and contribution to these same children as well as to their families, and also validates for the civic leaders and service providers the importance of their role in supporting the children, their families, and education (including the school library). Sorry for being so long-winded...




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    All the librarians I have known played for their own team.

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    It is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.
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