Ferguson Library gives – and gets back – as unrest locks down city

Ferguson Library gives – and gets back – as unrest locks down city

While area schools cancelled classes for the day following a grand jury’s decision not to indict white police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, the library pledged to open its doors and provide lunch for schoolchildren. …

The library’s director, Scott Bonner, told TPM in a phone interview that there was a “staggering” spike in the amount of donations pouring in after the grand jury announcement. …

The library was slowing filling with children Tuesday morning, according to Bonner, who described the atmosphere as a “mix of emotions.”

“I’ve had one or two people come in and just basically cry to me because of what happened last night, how they’re feeling about it and how tough it is for them,” he told TPM. “And we’ve had a whole lot of volunteer teachers come in here with this drive to help people, bring that kind of optimism in.”

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