Ashly Horace, a graduate student studying library science at Columbia University, has been to libraries across the Houston area to observe storytime activities. But she met with resistance when she tried to attend a storytime at the West University branch of the Harris County (Tex.) Public Library recently. After sitting in for a few minutes, an employee approached and told her the library manager said she had to leave. Five policemen arrived in response to a call from the library. Horace believes she was targeted because she is black, but HCPL officials say it was because she did not have a child with her.
KTRK-TV, Houston, Nov. 15