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Idiots move to ban people from nodding off in libraries

by | 17th, January 2013

THUMBS DOWN and BOO to the burgers of Iowa City Public Libraries. Library director, Susan Craig, says she and her colleagues are moving towards a ban on sleeping in the reading rooms. Says she:

“People sleeping in the library disturb other people. It makes them uncomfortable, particularly if they are laying down on a couch. If there’s a 20-year-old college student with their head down on their textbook they need to be treated the same way as someone who is dressed in a way that someone may assume they’re homeless.”

Ridding libraries of tired students and the homeless will give the elderly, mums with toddlers the run of the place. Unless mum, junior or grandpa falls asleep with a book on their laps. If they nod off, they are out. They can go and sit in the shopping mall. They can sit on a tiny yellow seat in Waterstones and flick through books. They can go somewhere else. Where? Home is the only free place left. Go home. Be on your own. Stare at your eReader. And when they go, the libraries will close.

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