Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Music to 'keep people moving'

The Lynchburg Public Library has installed a sound system that pipes baroque music, swing tunes and opera into its parking lot, joining "a growing number of communities worldwide using music to discourage loitering and prevent crime," Alicia Petska reports in The News & Advance:

Petska quotes the director of the southern Virginia city's library system: "We’re trying to create an overall more pleasant environment for all users. And to keep people moving."