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Taking Library Books to the Streets

5/11/2010 3:57:37 PM

Tags: Elizabeth Ryan, media, libraries, books, Brooklyn, Next American City

NAC-cover26When the Brooklyn Public Library temporarily suspended service on Sundays last summer, residents improvised and set up shop on the sidewalk instead, reports Marianne Do in Next American City. Volunteers set up the library dubbed “Branch,” and gathered hundreds of books to lend out from their card table and crate stacks. Patrons filled out “memory cards” for the books they checked out, scrawling a message about the neighborhood on a card kept inside the book. Do reports that since closing last December, the library has been housed at the Brooklyn Hospital Center.

Source: Next American City



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