November 23, 2017

Responding to Homeless, Tacoma PL Limits Packages

By LJ Staff

The Tacoma Public Library’s central facility has been a refuge for local
homeless people facing a decline in social services. Now the library board has
passed a rule restricting patrons from bringing bedrolls, big boxes, or bulky
bags into the library. Though apparently aimed at the homeless, library
spokesman David Domkoski told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, “It’s not
directed to keep homeless people out of the library. The library is open to
anyone who wants to use it.” The Seattle Public Library already has such a
rule.

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