Thefts, vandalism force toilet paper rationing at N.J. library

    At the Trenton Free Public Library, a “growing wave” of theft and vandalism has forced staff to begin handing out toilet paper and hand sanitizer from a station situated near the front door.

    According to The Times of Trenton, library staff has encountered issues over the past few months:

    “Whole rolls flushed down the toilet, toilet paper and paper towels stolen, soap dispensers ripped off the wall of the ladies room with what could only be a crowbar.”

    Now soap, paper towels and toilet paper are no longer provided in the bathrooms.

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    “If patrons need to use the bathroom, they are directed by signs outside the bathrooms to approach the front desk and ask for individual-sized portions of toilet paper that library staff roll out and prepare.”

    The city’s health and human services department has approved the new system.

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