Students Fear Loss of Libraries

Anonymous Patron shares "this story from Monterey County Herald (CA) in which Salinas-area students talk about the impending loss of their neighborhood libraries. One high school sophomore,

Jonathan Altamirano decided to volunteer after he found out that the library might close. He said he has gone there since he was in elementary school, and wanted to do anything to help.

"They do need the support," he said. "We're part of this community, so we know (the closure) will affect us."

East Salinas, according to the story, has a "relatively large population of young people....According to the 2000 Census, 38 percent of East Salinas residents are age 18 and younger."

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