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Occupy London Members Refuse To Allow Beloved North London Library To Close

by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

For library lovers, perhaps a news story from England brings encouragement. A North London library beloved by its community closed its doors following a series of recent budget cuts. But eight resourceful members of Occupy London refused to allow it. They crawled through an open window and reopened it, proclaiming themselves “caretakers” and “community librarians.” According to a BBC News article, the “squatters have been sleeping on the main floor of the library at night and running a book-lending service by day.”

Besides the BBC article, check in here: The Guardian has a good write-up

You can also see the BBC video.


Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and editor of adult and children’s science fiction, fantasy and humor books, short stories and articles. A frequent contributor to blogs like SFSignal, Adventures In SF Publishing, Grasping For The Wind and To Be Read, he also hosts Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chat under the hashtag #sffwrtcht on Twitter and blogs about writing and creativity on his own blog at www.bryanthomasschmidt.net/blog. Connect With Bryan On Google+.  Fully supportive of people pursuing their passions, nonetheless, Bryan does not recommend the actions undertaken in this story to anyone. Legal ramifications apply.

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    1 Comment to Occupy London Members Refuse To Allow Beloved North London Library To Close

    1. by BryanThomasSchmidt

      On October 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Not recommended as a course of action. There are harsh legal realities which will come into play. But certainly inspiring for its passion.

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