Occupy Seattle has opened a popup People's Library on the lawn of the Central District's Douglass Truth Library branch on 23rd Avenue and E Yelser Way this week while the Seattle Public Library shutters all neighborhood branches for its depressing annual budget-saving, week-long furlough (which ends after this year thanks to the August passage of the LIBRARY LEVY!!!!).
But for now, this means is you won't be constrained to billboards, buses, and (gasp!) The Stranger as your only outlets for free readin'.
Alex Garland Photography and 99% Media
The popup, shadow library boasts a selection of over 1,000 books, along with four internet workstations with free wi-fi, games and coloring books for kids, and even free food donated by neighbors.
"The People’s Library aims to stay open from 10am-8pm every day until Sept. 4th, at which time Seattle Public Libraries, including Douglas Truth, will re-open for business," states the People's Library mission statement. "The library has no check-out system, no limit on number of books you can take. Only a promise to either return what you have taken when you can, or pass it on to someone else."