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Mon August 27, 2012

Ad hoc 'People's Library' picks up slack until libraries reopen

Seattle Public Libraries are closed this week, but some citizens have set up an outdoor guerrilla library to pick up the slack.
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Seattle public libraries are closed this week, in an effort to cope with budget cuts. That inspired some locals to take matters into their own hands, establishing a temporary, outdoor “People’s Library.”

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.

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