What kind of music would be appropriate would depend on the library, but generally, I expect the future trend of music in libraries to follow this pattern:
- Classical (Mozart, chamber music, piano concertos, etc.)
- Jazz/Big Band
- Classic Rock (50s, Elvis, Beatles)
- Modern Rock/Country/Rap
Probably 20 years from now it will be standard practice and expected by users that public libraries provide background music throughout most of the building--excepting "quiet rooms" of course.
tags: libraries, music, noise, mozart