By the end of the first week of Occupy Wall Street, a working group of more than 15 people was assembled for the organization, development and promotion of a library. These are the members of the library working group who make library decisions by consensus during regular working group meetings. The Occupy Wall Street Library currently needs help from physical donations to reference assistance. This is a free lending library operating on the honors system, so materials are coming and going rapidly. Books about resistance and people’s history, economics and finance books, contemporary philosophy and ecology, non-English books, and multiple copies are all welcome. On a practical note, this is an outside library so there are some operational challenges (plastic boxes and tarps are being used to protect materials.) The library needs more boxes and more tarps to protect materials. The library also needs volunteers to market, sort, and shelf materials as well as to help folks find materials.
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Physical donations can be sent to:
The UPS Store
Re: Occupy Wall Street/Library Committee
118A Fulton St. #205
New York, NY 10038