Three Cheers for Joliet and Palos Park

A recent article in the NYTimes describes the actions of libraries to help patrons avoid costly overdue fines by donating food.  While this is nothing new for libraries, it is always great for major papers to provide us some much need publicity. 

Of course the Annoyed Librarian is opposed to this.  But lucky for us, she is just a constant nay-sayer with no real clout or input. 

The director of the Denver library system states, “The library philosophy is: We do not want to restrict access to information. The use of fines or harsh collection tactics — and we could potentially do that — could essentially restrict people’s access to the library.”  This is a great way to put it!!!


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