Lawmakers want to open book on children's overdue volumes


"When Daniel Webster was told one of hischildren had an overdue library book, the state lawmaker tried to find out the title, just like most parents would, so he couldtrack it down and return it."

"He needed the name becausethe book was mixed in with scores of other titles at the Webster household, where everyone has their own library card and likes to read."

"But even the influential Republican lawmaker couldn't pry the information out of Orange County librarians."

"They would say, 'We can't tell what the name of it is,' " Webster, a state senator and former speaker of the Florida House, recalled of the exchange he hadabout five years ago, when all six of hischildren were still at home. "It was a nightmare." (from The Orlando Sentinel)

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