People's Library http://kplu.org en Ad hoc 'People's Library' picks up slack until libraries reopen http://kplu.org/post/ad-hoc-peoples-library-picks-slack-until-libraries-reopen <p>Seattle public libraries are <a href="http://www.spl.org/CLOSED_PAGES/documents/library_closure_news.pdf">closed this week, </a>in an effort to cope with budget cuts. That inspired some locals to take matters into their own hands, establishing a temporary, outdoor “<a href="http://duetobudgetcuts.wordpress.com/">People’s Library</a>.”</p><p>This is the fourth year Seattle libraries have taken a furlough week to save money, stranding would-be readers, internet users and stir-crazy parents. Among the exasperated were University of Washington graduate student Yates Coley and her friends.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:10:06 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6095 at http://kplu.org Ad hoc 'People's Library' picks up slack until libraries reopen