Library Protest Banner
Originally uploaded by In Shaw.
This weekend I noticed someone put up the banner (poorly shown in this picture) reading “Free Our Library”. Which must be a protest about the fence, which essentially closes the unoffical homeless summer camp that had been on the library premises. It cannot be a statement about the library itself as it has been closed for so long I don’t remember when it did close.
Also it is not really a library anymore. It is a ‘library’ building, but without a librarian with an ALA approved MLS, it is just a badly run bookstore with no coffee. It does us no good to free the building if it isn’t going to be a functional library. That’s what the community needs is a functional library. Good lord only knows when that will be.