The persons responsible for this will burn in hell:
New restrictions on library access mean homeless children can no longer borrow books from the Porter County (Indiana) library system. ***Donald C. Johnson, the Porter County library director can be reached here: firstname.lastname@example.org and James D. Cline, the asst. director, can be reached here: email@example.com You can reach the Porter County library by phone here: (219) 462-0524
In a letter dated May 11, the library informed Porter County shelters their residents will face restrictions after the library claims it lost more than $4,000 worth of books and audio-visual materials in the last four to five years because of temporary shelter residents who failed to return the items.
The policy allows adults residing in the temporary shelters to receive a renewable library card on a three-month basis. Those adults will be allowed to check out no more that three print or audio-visual items.
Children 17 and under who live in the shelters will not be eligible for a library card, the policy states.
Porter County Public Library assistant director James Cline said library records showed a number of people with addresses of local shelters had failed to return materials over the last four to five years. The result, Cline said, was a loss of about $4,200.
It’s not clear what percentage of the library’s losses the dollar figure represents. ***
Porter County policy for anyone other than shelter residents allows for children to check out materials as long as they have permission from a parent or guardian.
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