It's On the Books

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Levy County, Florida's public libraries used to have 55 volunteers, mostly retirees, who helped stack books and generally helped out. Now, it has two. What happened? Many of them reportedly quit when the county demanded that all volunteers undergo drug tests. We have a number of volunteers who are older, and I think about how my mother - who is 83 - would react to a test like this," said library director Bonnie Tollefson said. "She would find it degrading, be totally offended and find it an affront to her dignity. Many of our volunteers feel the same way." But Tollefson added that, as a county employee, she supports the testing.