Organized in 10 days' time, thanks to word-of-mouth and social networking, the Seattle People's Library consists of donated books shelved in neatly stacked milk crates and wooden boxes, borrowed laptops with WiFi connections arranged on folding tables, a space set aside for recycling, and an area for the preparation and serving of food. The People's Library even has a daily schedule of events, which include storytime and crafts for children, live musical performances, and meals (snacktime, lunch, and dinner). Anyone can drop by to make use of the library, and anyone can stop by to volunteer or donate books and other supplies.
|A girl browses the People's Library of Seattle, organized by Occupy Wall Street activists.|
Image from http://bookpatrol.tumblr.com
But Fitzpatrick looked around at the People's Library and said, "It's great. It's awesome. I didn't know they were going to do that."
The Seattle People's Library is open daily, from 10 AM to 8 PM. If you wish to donate money or food, or if you want to volunteer, you can reach organizers of the People's Library at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can check out the library's Facebook page HERE.
The quotes in this blog post were taken from the Central District News article "The People's Library Creates Community Library Outside the Closed Douglass-Truth Branch" and the KOMOnews.com article "People's Library Fills in or Seattle Public Libraries During Closure."