Buncombe County Library System : No Place for the Sleepy | Mountain Xpress Opinion | mountainx.com

I was walking around downtown the other day and popped into the library on Haywood Street and pulled out my laptop. My eyes got tired and I lay my head down on my closed laptop for a few minutes and was startled to be awakened by a library security guard sternly shaking my chair telling me I could not sleep in the library.

So, I asked the Director of the Buncombe County Library System, Mr. Ed Shearing, if there was some problem with me having my tiny personal space between my face and my laptop computer. He promptly informed me that, ‘Informing patrons of this rule (No Sleeping, posted as you enter the library) is actually the most effective tool we have for keeping the library from becoming a day shelter. ‘ Story continues here ➤