what do you think of this?

@Cutie18f (9564)
Philippines
June 19, 2012 8:35am CST
Just recently I opened a sort of reading/study room right across a kiddie school. I have some books for kids which I know kids would love to read so I am starting with these books, allowing anyone entry into the room as soon as they become members. The membership fee is very minimal but I would charge them every time they come to read. The place is clean and air-conditioned so the students are free to have a rest during lunch break if they don't feel like reading. The place however is quite small so it can only accommodate around 10 to 12 students. I know that it is so hot during lunch break and students need a cool place where they can sit down and rest before the bell rings for afternoon classes. I know that this is a novel idea and I'm not quite sure if this will really work out, but I am only trying to answer a need which I think has to be answered.
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5 responses
• United States
19 Jun 12
It's a bad idea to be involved with children unless parents are involved. The wrong complaint from a child could cause you a world of trouble. The other thing is, children would probably much rather play outside than to wait in doors. The fact that you would be charging would serve as an incentive to play outside as well. If you're intention is to make money there are better ways to do it, if you're intention is giving kids a place to hang out, I strongly suggest you get legally sanctioned to do such activities, because good intention can bite you on the butt.
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@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
20 Jun 12
Hi Philly! Parents are involved because they are the ones who sign up the kids to be part of the club for readers. They have also very minimal annual fee apart from the entrance fee if they go to the place. They have the freedom not to go if they don't want to.
• United States
20 Jun 12
That's much better, but just be careful. Many good people got done in by false accusations.
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• United States
21 Jun 12
That sounds pretty good. So how many kids do you have so far?
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• United States
19 Jun 12
It really doesn't sound like you're providing anything a library can't provide, and libraries are free and most schools have got them. I don't think it's a novel idea and I don't think the need is really there, so I doubt you'll do very well. Unless of course, you live in some strange bizarre place where there aren't libraries in schools or the libraries are inadequate for some reason.
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• United States
20 Jun 12
... you mean kids these days don't hang out at the city library in after-school hours anymore? Oh wait, that was just me and whoever I managed to drag with me that day.
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@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
20 Jun 12
Yes Myth, it's an after-school thing. In fact, the place is only available during lunch break. Many kids in this place eat their lunch near the school and do not have any place to spend time while waiting for their afternoon classes. No one is allowed to stay in the room during class hours. Yes, they have a library in their school but it is poorly ventilated and it is so hot especially around at noon.
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• United States
20 Jun 12
When I was in school, we had to stay on school property during lunch hours and weren't allowed to leave. When we were done with our lunches we just kinda had to sit there in the lunch room and wait for lunch period to be over. I would read in the obnoxiously loud cafeteria and be just fine. You must be rather far from where I went to school, because that's really the norm around here.
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@maezee (31567)
• United States
21 Jun 12
That sounds nice. Nice to encourage reading among young kids, because they can often times overlook things like reading... (instead are watching TV & playing video games and so on). But don't they have a library at your school to hold the same purpose?
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@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
22 Jun 12
Hi Mae. They do have a small library but without even an electric fan and I think the books are gathering dusts from disuse.
@512771751 (1096)
• China
20 Jun 12
It's really kind of you to think so, but do you deeply think the feasibility to open a study room. I have an idea that you could be in conjunction with other parents to open a room for your kids to study and read books or even communicate with oters.
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@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
20 Jun 12
Well, as a parent myself, I felt this need so I have opened such a place. At the moment I have already 6 members who come after lunch to read.
@mythociate (15006)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
19 Jun 12
Good idea. But do you have proper adult-supervision (and other stuff grown-ups would ask about )
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@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
20 Jun 12
Hi Myth! I am the grown-up there and I used to be a teacher too.