Thursday, February 7, 2013

Minneapolis Public Library, too public?

Downtown Minneapolis Library
Having recently visited the downtown Minneapolis public library I was intrigued by an article in the StarTribune, Security getting tougher at downtown Minneapolis public library.  The library is something of a safe haven for homeless people, and a great way for them to access email and other features through the internet.  It is estimated between 300 - 400 homeless people visit the Central Library daily.

In reading comments posted on this article it seems many feel this beautiful library is no place for homeless. It is as if they should be sequestered out of sight in some dingy, third class quarters, more befitting of the growing numbers of people who are now jobless.

I'm pleased to have my tax dollars go to this wonderful community resource, that serves all. Here go I but by the grace of God.

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