- 11:54 am - Sat, Sep 22, 2012
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A group of activists transformed an empty building in Oakland, California into a people’s library. Follow this linkto check out photos of the revitalized space.
The organizers named it the “Victor Martinez People’s Library” in honor of the late Latino author. In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News, Jaime Silva (one of the organizers) explained that the building had been abandoned for a few years and its darkness “sucks the life out of the community.”
Unfortunately, the people’s ability to enjoy the library was short-lived. The police have since evicted the library. …
(via Activists Build Library Inside Abandoned Building in Oakland - GalleyCat)