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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Peoples' Library of Seattle

Saba Hiala, 17, browses for books at 'The Peoples' Library of Seattle', set up by members of various Occupy groups outside the Douglass-Truth Library in the Central District Tuesday August 28, 2012. The area outside the library is stocked with free books, water, food, children's activities and computers with internet access to help bridge the gap of the library's week-long furlough. Starting Monday August 27th, all Seattle Public Libraries closed temporarily due to budget cuts, and will re-open Tuesday Sept. 4th after the Labor Day holiday. Saba was looking for English grammar books as their family emigrated from Eritrea in 2010. Organizers are accepting donations at the Library, which is located at Yesler Way and 23rd Avenue - more information can be found at http://duetobudgetcuts.wordpress.com.