The Boca Raton public library system is considering giving library cards to the 15,000 beach residents without the normal $150/250 nonresident fee. Sun-Sentinal
Poor, poor snow birds, coming down to live in the beautiful beach community but can't get a library card. What the matter, snow bird? Nobody want to build a nice beach library for ya? Can't afford your own books?
But seriously, I can see how this would boost the library system's numbers, both for the good and bad. More numbers means more ability to show relevance in the community, but more numbers means materials are out the door more than usual. I say lower the fee if you want more numbers or petition whoever cares for the land to give out more money. Somebody's got to pay somebody to get the trash out there.