Libraries get the final say

Anonymous Patron writes Libraries get the final say: An Oakland County Michigan Circuit Court judge ruled last week that public libraries in the state can decide to whom they offer library cards.

George Goldstone, a longtime Bloomfield Hills resident, had sued the Bloomfield Township Public Library in an attempt to force it to allow him to check out books even though the library does not issue nonresident library cards.

Goldstone argued in his suit that it was his right, under the Michigan Constitution, to be able to check out books from any public library in the state.

In her ruling on Thursday, Judge Denise Langford Morris disagreed, finding that the state’s constitution allows public libraries to choose whether or not they offer library cards to nonresidents.”

What do you do in your library!? – A.K.