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Libraries Lovers League Hosts ‘Street Theater Flash Mob’ Protest

flash mobThe Library Lovers League organized a “Books Vs. Billionaires” protest that took place on December 16th. Bibliophiles who took part in this “street theater flash mob” wore sandwich signs featuring book covers in front of the iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

The protesters spoke out against a proposal that would move many items in the New York Public Library collection to a storage unit in New Jersey. Follow this link to view a news clip from Pix 11. What do you think?

Here’s more from SaveNYPL.org: “The New York Public Library is in peril…Why? So the nearby Mid-Manhattan Branch, one of the country’s busiest libraries, can be sold to billionaire real-estate developers and replaced with a luxury tower. A much smaller Mid-Manhattan library would then be crammed into the space made available by evicting the research collection.”

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