Libraries: A shelter in the storm

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.”

“The Menlo Park Library, located in the City Hall complex, had power — and a connection to a wireless network, to boot. The students were happy.” (from The Almanac) [Library Stuff]

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