Libraries to stay open all night to remember Sept. 11

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Blake writes "Libraries to celebrate democracy and freedom on Sept. 11 Hundreds of libraries, schools and other public places nationwide plan to participate in a Seattle-based project that seeks to remember the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by offering places where people can discuss democracy, citizenship and patriotism.

Rochelle adds: This story talks about two different projects. Libraries Remember is the Open-Your-Library-for-24 hours project, and the September Project is less focused on the events of September 11 and more general in scope."

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Our programming team actually discussed doing the 24-hour thing, but decided against it for security reasons mostly. We are located in a heavily-taverned, transient-friendly area. I imagined that most of our visitors would be liquored up or looking for a place besides the underpass to hang out. I suppose that would be in the spirit of the program, but it just didn't seem like the greatest idea to me. Not for us, anyway. Besides, I turn into a pumpkin at 10 p.m.

I think stuff like this is great! Our libray is opening for "11 straight hours" b/c we weren't able to quite pull off the 24 hours in a row thing.