Thanks to people who cared, rallied, funded and hyped, the John Steinbeck Library in Salinas California will not only not be closing, but might even be able to offer a few extra hours over the bare-bones minimum that people were planning to settle for. [thanks lauren]
Michael has started an Endangered Library List on his blog. Let him know if you have additions.
At ALA Council on Wednesday, Council passed a resolution that was strongly critical of the Salinas library system closing and written by Michael McGrorty. Eventually the resolution in its final form will be online, in the meantime, the situation in Salinas is still looking pretty contentious, as are other libraries getting severely reduced hours such as the ones in Philadelphia.
Salinas California is going to be the largest city in the US without a public library, setting a bad trend, I think. Mike McGrorty has a few suggestions of how to help. [thanks dsdlc]