We Made An Exception

James, a Portland City Bike Patrol Officer, cruised by the library and stopped to tell us what a great idea he thinks it is.  I thanked him for his kind words.  As he was leaving he glanced at the cart and a title caught his eye: "Into Thin Air," by John Krakauer.  He said he's been on the waiting list for the book at Multnomah County library for several weeks.  "Do you have to be homeless to check out a book?" he asked me. I issued him a card, and sent him on his way.  We're in the business of connecting people to books, and even though our primary aim is to serve people living outside, we are not above making an exception from time to time. Happy reading, James.


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