Friday, June 15, 2007

Homeless People and the Public Library; OneVote '08. No. 471.

Kind of an odd article in USAToday.
"Public libraries, long a daytime sanctuary for homeless people, increasingly are offering services targeted to them."

"The broader mission of the library is a very welcoming one," says Jane Salisbury, supervisor of library outreach services at Multnomah County Library in Portland, Ore.

Libraries are shelters from cold and heat, she says, but homeless people also go there because "people are there to serve them."

Whenever I see articles like this I like to remind of the extensive website of the Hunger, Homelessness and Poverty Task Force of the Social Responsibilities RoundTable.

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