The Ferguson Public Library is just a block away from the center of protests at the Ferguson Police Department but, through it all, the building has remained open.
One full-time librarian, Scott Bonner, runs the quiet refuge, which has received more than $175,000 in donations after tweets about the library went viral.
The library offers “Healing Kits” for kids to check out that include children’s books dealing with trauma, and a stuffed animal they can keep.
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