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    Senior Member HappyHiker's Avatar
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    I think the homeless should be given the same rights and privileges as the "homed."

    Drug use in the bathrooms? Nope. Call the cops. Kids and other patrons use those bathrooms.

    Disruptive behavior? Nope. They need to use the same level of respect for others as the "homed."

    Bathing in bathrooms? Nope. Libraries aren't bath-houses.

    Sleeping in chairs? Sure, why not. The homed can do this too. But maybe not for hours at a time. Set reasonable limits.

    Matters of personal hygiene are tricky. What to do with stinky, un-bathed or sloppy, in-continent drunks? Use the same litmus test as for the "homed" patrons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyHiker View Post
    I think the homeless should be given the same rights and privileges as the "homed."

    Drug use in the bathrooms? Nope. Call the cops. Kids and other patrons use those bathrooms.

    Disruptive behavior? Nope. They need to use the same level of respect for others as the "homed."

    Bathing in bathrooms? Nope. Libraries aren't bath-houses.

    Sleeping in chairs? Sure, why not. The homed can do this too. But maybe not for hours at a time. Set reasonable limits.

    Matters of personal hygiene are tricky. What to do with stinky, un-bathed or sloppy, in-continent drunks? Use the same litmus test as for the "homed" patrons.
    yes, you have the idea, it is all about behaviour while in the library. No one knows or cares who is homeless, only one’s behavior is relevant.

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