by Braz Menezes

Ferguson library named Library of the Year

The Ferguson Municipal Public Library, which stayed open to the public during the intense civil unrest that rocked the Missouri town last year, has been named Library of the Year by Library Journal.

Ferguson’s library director Scott Bonner, the tiny library’s only full-time employee, gained international attention after he and a handful of volunteers kept the doors open for patrons despite the breakout of riots last November. Buildings were torched in anger after the U.S. Grand Jury decided not to indict the police officer in the shooting death of resident Michael Brown.

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