Library backs down:
Amid objections that the ban was unfair and offers from the public to donate books to the shelters, the Porter County library board is reversing a policy prohibiting children living at homeless shelters from checking out books.
homeless kids can get books
Assistant library director James Cline is apologizing for not first consulting with local shelters. Shelter directors say they're pleased that the library is willing to work out a compromise.
Read the Chicago Sun-Times story here.