The Bloomfield Public Library in New Jersey is charging for computer use.
The Bloomfield Public Library in New Jersey is charging for computer use.“Dennis Valentovic, the Bloomfield Library Board’s president, said he was surprised when he received a letter from American Library Association, which represents more than 64,000 libraries across the country, criticizing the fee. The ALA said, “Inevitably those hurt most by public library fees are persons with low or no income.”
“Is a dollar an hour really going to prevent someone from using it if they really want to? Are we really denying anyone anything?” Valentovic asked, adding that if a person couldn’t afford the fee an exception would be made.”