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Thefts force Trenton
library to ration toilet paper

Times of Trenton [NJ], by Erin Duffy

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/23/2013 3:22:17 PM

Trenton — As stewards of the Trenton Free Public Library, librarians and staff are used to handing out reference materials and library cards. Now toilet paper is on the list. Library staff have taken to passing out toilet paper and hand sanitizer from a sanitation station by the front door to combat a growing wave of theft and vandalism going on inside the Academy Street library’s first floor bathrooms. Library director Kimberly Matthews sounded bewildered this week as she tallied incidents that have taken place in recent months: whole rolls flushed down the toilet, toilet paper and paper towels stolen,

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Ingrates in "urban or metropolitan environments" destroy that which they receive for free, raising the question of why the rest of us should continue to provide these things.

Could always be worse, though. They say that at the Clinton Liberry, they steal the silverware and pull the W keys from the keyboards.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 2/23/2013 3:30:26 PM     (No. 9192657)

I didn´t think there were Russian immigrants in Trenton.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 2/23/2013 3:34:26 PM     (No. 9192665)

I used to stand post in the Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton. Prior to 9/11 the bums would use the bathrooms for whatever they needed to do in there (use your imagination). After 9/11 the extra security kept them out. I guess the security is lax at the library.
No story here really.....just your typical Democrat run city inhabited by the children of LBJ´s "Great Society".
The numbers will only multiply in the coming years thanks to 0bama. Unfortunately, we ain´t seen nuthin´ yet. Fasten your seatbelts.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: snakeoil, 2/23/2013 3:43:39 PM     (No. 9192669)

If this library has copies of "It Takes a Village" and "Earth in the Lurch" as well as "Dreams from my Alleged Father" I have a solution.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: vesicant, 2/23/2013 3:45:35 PM     (No. 9192673)

I believe those people are "Democrats."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mozey, 2/23/2013 4:04:48 PM     (No. 9192694)

Bewitched, bothered and bewildered is she.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: civilservant, 2/23/2013 4:22:30 PM     (No. 9192709)

I used to teach LVOA out of that library. Gorgeous insude, and the old volumes of early American lit &a historical docs was amazing.
When the 19time y.o. mother of a 7 & 9 year old sons told me she ain´t getting no job cuz her 9 year old brought home $2k a week. I told her his life expectancy was measured in months, she told me she had another one ready to go.
Celebrate Diversity.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 2/23/2013 4:40:03 PM     (No. 9192728)

No sheet!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: schnapps, 2/23/2013 5:04:12 PM     (No. 9192746)

Hi, I´m Sheryl Crowe - and I approve this plan.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/23/2013 5:19:43 PM     (No. 9192759)

A not that long ago trip to the Mexican Yucatan, in an area very short of water featured bathrooms with signs cautioning people not to overflush. At the door was a little Mexican lady selling squares of toilet tissue.

We´ve become rural Mexico.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dixieboy1, 2/23/2013 5:49:45 PM     (No. 9192780)

It would seem that they need a better class of reader.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/23/2013 6:05:34 PM     (No. 9192793)

#10, who said anything about reading books? Have you been to a library lately?

It´s heavy on free computers, DVD rentals, coffee shops, and free wi-fi. No surprise that the bums would descend to steal toilet paper, since they´re used to getting lots of other free stuff there that has nothing to do with reading.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JAN, 2/23/2013 7:15:13 PM     (No. 9192850)

Over one dollar a roll of toilet tissue it´s not too hard to figure out why it´s being stolen.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/23/2013 7:36:03 PM     (No. 9192864)

Yup, #11 is quite correct. Apparently, reading is a thing of the past. Libraries today are filled with young members of the entitlement class. They line up at the computers to email ´they frens´, when they should be in school.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: kayjaymac, 2/23/2013 8:13:27 PM     (No. 9192889)

"Can you spare a square?"

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Reply 15 - Posted by: realrep, 2/23/2013 10:58:01 PM     (No. 9192994)

Good call #14

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Reply 16 - Posted by: billa, 2/24/2013 1:26:07 AM     (No. 9193039)

I imagine that the majority of thefts are done by those that work there and their friends.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/24/2013 5:51:58 AM     (No. 9193094)

I don´t know why the library is complaining. It´s just their clientele getting their fair share of bathroom accessories for free.

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