This blog also appeared in today's (10-08-15) edition of the Honolulu Staradvertiser. The Starsdvertiser has a paywall, so it is copy and pasted below; Read the blog since the Staradvertiser did not allow me to copy in full!
Libraries are ‘secret homeless shelters’
Special Homeless edition of Kimo's world #91
|The noise looks like|
an owl, look close! ;-)
Where I live the Libraries have turned into free computer rooms, cheap DVD rental stores and a haven for the homeless to wash up and get rest. Plus librarians no longer tell people to Shhh, everyone seems to be talking in loud voices, not whispers.
Many homeless will get shut-eye while burying their head in a newspaper and pretending to read. The homeless need a place to wash and go to the bathroom. Since shelters are few and far between libraries have become pseudo homeless shelters.
I like to call libraries, secret homeless shelters.
There is not the need for the average citizen to do research at the libraries. Most have Google at their finger tips. Google can deliver books, music and movies directly to your mobile devices.
Everything changes, there is nothing wrong with what libraries have become, but sure is a far cry from what they once where.
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