Libraries: A shelter in the storm. – “It was a dark and stormy night. The first rainstorm of the season pounded hard on the roof of the Menlo Park Public Library. The wind howled and tree branches fell.
I settled in for a quiet shift at the reference desk –planning to read back issues of Library Journal.”
“No one will come out on a night like this,” I thought.”
“I was wrong.”
“First in was a crew of laptop-toting students from Menlo College. They had lost power and needed to plug in and finish assignments.”