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Library no longer throws book at snoozers

Chicago Tribune – “Fall asleep in the Chicago Public Library, someone will nudge you awake. Do it again, they’ll show you the door. But drift off in Lombard’s cozy library and you can slumber in peace. “The library is a good place to at least catch up on the sleep you missed out on the night before,” said Tammy Selio as she sat in the west suburban library on a recent Tuesday, a black suitcase filled with her belongings at her side. Selio, 40, and other homeless patrons often gather there in the hours before a nearby shelter opens at 7 p.m. Sometimes their eyes grow heavy — especially as the days turn gloomy and colder and a comfortable library chair beckons.”

One Response to “Library no longer throws book at snoozers”

  1. Roland Banks
    December 6, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    Some of the homeless at our library read, some sleep and some use a computer. Their comment to the newspaper “We like the library because we feel welcomed.”

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