I'm very angry!!!!
Read this short article about Valparaiso IN's public library no longer letting homeless children check out books. They said they lost $4,000 from books not being returned. Like they could not find some business to donate money. Heck, just getting some police & fireman out on a corners collecting one weekend I'm sure they could get that money back.
Think of all the books people have after their kids grow older that can be donated! I'm just livid can you tell. Apparently, homeless adults can get 3 month cards are at a time. We have people & children who are homeless, what is the chances they are going to school? And they go into a library to actually get a book....just visualize this. They have the desire & motivation...geez I wish children who were not homeless would go more often! They go one place to find some normacy, to escape in a book, to continue to grow & improve & they take this away!
I don't know how these people sleep at night. I know they can probably say they can come into the library & just read the books but to take it with them & just have something it to escape when need be & feel proud of. Did they replace this with say a donation box of free books they can take or anything? I'm calling them tomorrow. I wonder what the policies are in other libraries? I have to do something about this. The children are suffering already being homeless & that is just not right first & now we do this. Just guess what their reading abilities may be & we are certainly not helping the problem here. I have to do something about this!!!! First, here is the library's website...email or write them!!! I'm going to call tomorrow and ask some questions! I'll keep you updated!