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Homeless Man Sleeps in Pleasanton Library

Original post made by Ellen, Downtown, on Oct 29, 2017

Homeless Man sleeps in Pleasanton Library in Magazine/newspaper area. Beware as he could be leaving body lice on seat. The homeless man has a very strong odor, & it is difficult to be near any area he is in.

Is the Library trying to find help for the individual??? What can be done to help him???

Comments (11)

Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Oct 29, 2017 at 6:41 pm

"Is the Library trying to find help for the individual???"

I dunno. You were there. Did you ask a librarian about the situation? Seems like someone who is disturbing other library patrons for any reason - including having extremely bad body odor - is a basis for a valid complaint.

Posted by Ellen
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 29, 2017 at 10:27 pm

Questions on Homeless Man Sleeping in Library were "Rhetorical". To solicit a discussion. I did talk to Library but they will not discuss what they are doing or not doing. "Body Lice" infestation is a "Health Issue". Maybe other concerned Pleasanton Citizens can also let Pleasanton Library that this is a valid concern & health issue....The Homeless Man needs help!!!!!!!!

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 29, 2017 at 11:50 pm

Our libraries are not homeless shelters. Arrest this man for abusing a public service.

Posted by Library user
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 30, 2017 at 1:45 am

For PP, the library is also not a day care center. Parents who drop off their screaming kids, or who tell them to wait in the library after school are also abusing a public facility. Perhaps arresting a few of those clueless parents might stop the kids from being such a nuisance.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 30, 2017 at 8:42 am

Pleasanton Parent is a registered user.

Library user - you have my full support there as well. I agree.

Posted by J
a resident of Mission Park
on Oct 31, 2017 at 9:19 am

Pleasanton does not have a youth center or casual gathering place for kids, we should. The library is a legal and an appropriate place for kids to be. Pleasanton does have a Senior Center for those of us over 55 who are too cranky to deal with their youthful presence.
The County just cut the crisis team that outreach homeless in the Tri-Valley. City Council needs to advocate for services in Pleasanton.

Posted by Parent
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 31, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Beware of assuming he must have lice. It's at our schools year round. Lice happens. :-)

Posted by Ellen
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 31, 2017 at 11:14 pm

It appears "THE TAIL IS WAGGING THE DOG" at the Pleasanton Library. Library patrons of all ages are doing as they please & without consideration for others, & Library staff is not interferring or correcting disrespectful & inappropriate behavior..

Posted by Library user
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 1, 2017 at 11:59 am

Once again it seems that at least some of our residents feel it is the responsibility of taxpayers to provide a youth center that will only become trashed by those kids who have no sense of property values. If parents want a day care center they can pay for it. Simply turning a public facility into a child drop off and pick up center is not appropriate. They also do it with the post office. Let your precious kids learn to walk or ride a bike to and from school. If not possible then pick them up at the school. There is no justification for the loud, inconsiderate and obnoxious kids who swarm the library every day.

I'll take one homeless guy over a gang of nasty kids any day.

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Nov 5, 2017 at 10:59 pm

I was in the library today and I can now vouch for Ellen's story. Yeah, there was an old man there who walked past us in the library and the smell from him was horrific. Can't believe that the library staff or anyone within 25 feet of him is unaware of his presence.

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