- The proper audience for a library is people who already want books and are willing to travel to get them,
- The window to encourage reading to minors is ages 5-13 and after that we are better off giving up and focusing on the people we've hooked,
- Teenagers who like to read have cars or access to public transportation that can get them to an off-campus library,
- Said off-campus libraries are not too far away.
The presence of a high school library also indicates that we haven't given up on encouraging reading in teenagers and that we acknowledge their need for more substantive reading material. Many teenagers have to write research papers; how to teach them the rudiments of library research without a library, or a librarian? How to provide easy access to books to someone who may never have gotten into reading before? High school reading can be students' first encounter with thought-provoking, challenging books (although it often is not). If reading snares you late in life, we should support that, not allow it to slip away by half heartedly referring you to a building miles from school.