I think you misunderstood someones earlier comment. I have been there and the "hanging out" comment to me is the fact they are there, not using any of the library`s resources, blocking the sidewalk and the steps, standing in front of the door and just showing a gross lack of respect for some of the older folks trying to enter the building. Hey, it would be great if the place was packed from our youth using it for it`s purpose.Where would you rather them hang out? The bar. Get a grip. They shouldn't be out in the street. But I think the library is a damn good place for kids to hang out. If you don't like it my advice is it GET OVER IT.
I am confused by the mentality of the "there is nothing to do or no place to goe" comment that seems to be the defense offered by most parents when the police talk to them about their child.
Are the parents concerned about where their kids are? Parents don`t talk to them and keep in touch like they used to. If the kids can congregate at the library, why can`t they do the same at a friends house? Perhaps they are doing something they don`t want their parents seeing ,or, do the parents say ,hey, out of sight out of mind? As for your comment about "if you don`t like my advise GET OVER IT" it was very immature, if you are old enough to have children I think we know where they "hang out"