Boy inspires mayor to open libraries on Saturdays

July 2, 2013 4:59:19 PM PDT
A boy scout having trouble completing a class project used his difficulties to inspire Mayor Annise Parker to make some changes to the city's library system.

Eleven-year-old Luke Mee says he was working on a group project. But because the city library's were closed on weekends, he and his classmates had trouble finding a place to work on their project together. So when he heard Mayor Parker would be attending his brother's cub scout meeting, Mee took the opportunity to ask for help.

"You know kids they're -- people just treat us as we don't really know what were talking about sometimes -- so I wasn't really expecting anything to come out of that honestly but I'm glad that something did come out of it and it was a positive impact," Mee said.

In response, Mayor Parker unveiled a plan to restore Saturday hours at 14 neighborhood libraries. Mee was presented with a certificate of thanks, and a backpack of library goodies.

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