Mini library in gasstation shop.
This is not a regular full-blown library. It is also not one of those little free libaries.
There used to be a real library in our town, which was part of a regional chain of libraries.
In the past it was located inside the local community center. (This one however was located within 20m of the church waypoint accross the street, so there was no point in submitting it.)
Then budget cuts happened. The library had to relocate and found shelter in an empty part of a primary school building. Although the library had a seperate entrance and adult people were going there all the time without encountering children, this waypoint was still rejected because it was under the same roof as the school.
Then more budget cuts happened and the library had to leave there too. Then someone got a bright idea and found a place in a local gasstation shop. There's no room for a complete library, but instead there's a place in a corner where people can pick up books they reserve online, and return them there.
So, not a full-blown library, but still culturally important if you ask me. Still it has been rejected several times.
Safety is not a problem here. Cyclists and pedestrians can safely enter the shop.
What do you think? Eligible? And if so, how could I convince reviewers?
The shop is located here: https://goo.gl/maps/R4wGZ9yz6afgaVA99
It sounds to me as though it is fine. Locally it’s not unusual to have post offices located in these shops so the fact it’s a commercial business shouldn’t matter. But will need careful presentation to avoid those not giving consideration hitting non-acceptance.
Does it have sign in the shop?
can you get a good angle to show the library in the shop?
is there a wesite about it.
it may raise questions about permanence, certainly your back story does nothing to allay that. So something/ website that makes it clear this is to be considered as permanent as you can be would be good.
This was my main image of the waypoint. Is it good? The table to the right includes a public internet computer which can be used to reserve books. Should I include that in the photo too?
Here's the official website:
Some more links (in dutch)
I would make the main image just be the bookcase, and probably not the whole bookcase, maybe just the top 2 shelves so you can see books and the library name. (Maybe see if you can move some of the books up to the shelves just to take a photo so the shelves look more full, but ask before you do that.)
Definitely include the link in the supplemental. That's great proof.
I might call it something like "Little Reserved Library." Just to get people to think that it is like a Little Free Library only you pick up books you've reserved there. Maybe reviewers in your area are familiar with this concept but in my area they would not be. I'd have to compare/link it to something they already easily approve.
Okay, I’ll say it.
I think this is going to get rejected. I don’t think it’s ineligible, I do think it’s going to get rejected. I think most reviewers have never heard of a library in a gas station before, I don’t think the image posted here is compelling enough to push through prejudices, and I think most reviewers will get glitched straight to the bottom of the nomination for a street view of a gas station and will make up their minds to one-star it before they can even scroll up to the title.
This nomination is going to need really strong supporting evidence to prove location, and images that remove all doubt from the mind of even the strictest skeptic. The primary image should be one single thing to anchor/represent the nomination (a sign reading “Library” would be ideal) and the supporting image needs to very clearly show without a doubt that there is a library in a gas station.
I hope I’m wrong, I think this is a great subject, and I wish you the best of luck, but I don’t want to blow smoke and convince you that this isn’t an uphill battle with this subject in this location.
This is my concern as well. Glad you put it into words.
I've made some changes, but it got rejected again. For bogus reasons, like always
Description translates to:
"Book pick-up and return point of the West Brabant Library, located in the local gas station shop. Including free WiFi, reading table and Internet PC."
Any wat I could improve this?
What else could I do? Crop the 1st picture somewhat further? Or include more car related stuff in the 2nd one?
This will be difficult.
However, we will show one countermeasure, just in case.
If the library is a public institution, the municipality is expected to notify residents of the change of address, and the municipal bylaws should include the change of address.
It would be a good idea to show this to the reviewer so that he or she can understand.
This is just a case of bad reviewers. Your only hope at this point is to Appeal to Niantic.
6th attempt. Accepted!
Thanks for update