Last month, someone had a medical emergency at the Philadelphia Public Library, and distressed onlookers struggled with how to help.
Thankfully, someone who knew what to do rushed to the scene — another overdose, another librarian at the ready.
Ben, a librarian at a Midwestern public library, sees such overdoses on a weekly basis. "There are times it's happening multiple times a day," he says. "Not too long ago, we had two in the same restroom at the same time. We call security; security calls paramedics. Of course they always find somebody lying there."