Why are libraries homeless shelters?

Randy Scholfield an Eagle editorial writer, asks Why are libraries homeless shelters?: “On any given day, you’ll find a group of homeless regulars at the Central Library, ensconced at tables or slouched in chairs.

Most of the time, they cause no problems. Sometimes, though, they ruffle the serene surface of public life.

By talking loudly. Bothering other patrons.

Smelling bad.

Their presence typically arouses annoyance in Wichitans, or revulsion.

What we should feel is shame.”