The Bangor Public Library. Credit: Caitlin Rogers

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The Bangor Public Library is a treasure for its city and the region, and should be treated as one. It should not be used by the city as a substitute for a daytime homeless shelter, or one of the only places in town where one can find a public restroom.

The city of Bangor can and should deal with its growing homeless population and it can and should provide public restrooms for its citizens and visitors.

Diane Smith