Saturday, August 23, 2014
Ferguson Library Becomes Refuge for Adults and Children Amid Strife FERGUSON, Missouri — Aug 20, 2014, 3:17 PM ET By COLLEEN CURRY and MICAH GRIMES
Amid all of the strife engulfing Ferguson, Missouri, this month, there is one spot in town that has become a refuge for children and parents: the library.
The Ferguson Library has been an oasis of calm since the town's residents erupted in anger at the police after a Ferguson cop shot and killed an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, on Aug. 9.
It has used Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to offer residents a place of respite for them to get bottled water, check their emails, and avoid the unrest developing on Ferguson's streets.