Homeless in Winter? Libraries become Oases

search-engines-web.com sends this piece on homeless people in Las Vegas area libraries from the Review Journal.

There are about 7,800 homeless in the Las Vegas Valley, according to Nevada Health Centers. Clark County Social Services counted 1,725 beds last year available in local shelters. But there are few spaces offered during the day where the homeless can go to escape heat and cold, short of a few nonprofit shelters scattered throughout the valley. Several hundred homeless visit libraries every day and have for decades, said John Farrell, outreach case worker for Nevada Health Centers.”