"Daniel Lopez [library nurse] is Pima County's novel answer to a common issue in public libraries across the country - a growing number of patrons living without shelter, health insurance, medical care or computer access. They come to the library looking not only for resources, but also for safety and protection from the elements. The shaky economy and high unemployment have further fueled the need."
Lopez checks on diabetics feet, hands out condoms and other common ailments and services for the public at the library.
This is awesome. Why has someone not thought of this before. I am being completely serious. The library is a place where people should come for help. Our nation, our libraries have been clutching at different ways to stay relevant, to justify their existence and here you have. Where did we go? Coffee shops. Book sales. All dumb.
Why not have a free clinic in a library? Why not provide for the body while you provide for the mind? Genius, selfless, and pure. This is a good idea that should continue. Maybe all those Planned Parenting places that have been closed can have some office space.