Library strives to serve homeless

The library tries to be a friend to all local residents, including homeless people, said Jean Yeomans, adult services coordinator. Sometimes that means offering resources to people that employees know are homeless. Sometimes it’s allowing children without fixed addresses to use the Internet for school assignments. And sometimes it’s just leaving people alone as they peruse newspapers, magazines or movies. In many cities, libraries attract homeless people because they offer a warm (or, in the summer, cool) public place where they can blend into the general population.