"Two drug dealers were convicted after they were discovered to be keeping their drug stash behind the vent in the men's toilets and using the library as a distribution point for methamphetamines.
They would come in, read the papers and wait for phone calls on the pay phone from prospective buyers.
They would then leave a green rucksack outside full of drugs, go back inside the library to wait and then go back outside to collect it later when the drugs had been swapped for cash."Or this:
"The library is also the scene of fights. One full-scale brawl between teenagers was only averted by the arrival of car loads of relatives and friends of the two boys the youths had gathered to fight. Another time, two mums punched lumps out of each other in the car park because their young daughters, who went to the library together everyday, had fallen out."
"On day when a group of young school children arrived at the library for a day of storytelling and puppetry, two drunk men dressed as ballet dancers - one in a wheelchair - were discovered lurking at the front door. The police moved them on."Drugs, fights, drunken perverts--that's exciting stuff! Usually we have to go to anonymous library blogs to find that kind of library excitement, but now it'll be out in print. I wonder if the author offered it to ALA Editions before going with Virgin Books. Seems like it would have to be more interesting than the stuff they usually publish.
It's coming out next month. Be sure to order your copy today.