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The Canadian Library Association (CLA) is dismayed by the reported seizure of The People’s Library, which had been operated by the New York Occupy Wall Street movement, and echos the support of the American Library Association for the volunteers who are working to re-establish the library.
CLA President Karen Adams stated: “The Occupy Movement libraries are meeting the information needs of specific communities, and are documenting the history of those communities. Libraries are critical to an open and democratic society. We support those who are working to rebuild the People’s Library in New York, as well as those who are operating the Occupy Movement libraries across Canada.”