\"Wrapped in all the clothes he owns, a former parking lot attendant sifts through a sheaf of food coupons on a recent Sunday afternoon, daydreaming. Another man pores over a 19th-century novel, still another a calculus textbook, both seeking solace through knowledge. Others show up for the clean, warm bathroom, where they catch a few desperately needed winks.\"
\"But where will they go, if Mayor Thomas Menino follows through on a proposal to close the Boston Public Library on Sundays to save money?\"
\'\'I don\'t know,\'\' says Peter Poulimenos, wearing seven pairs of pants and carrying six large, ragged bags. \'\'I\'d probably stay outside all day.\"
\"During the cold months, especially now with the temperature hovering in single digits, the Copley Square landmark becomes a magnet for the homeless, attracting so many of the city\'s downtrodden that on a recent day they occupied nearly every other seat in the first floor of the new building.\" (from The Boston Globe)