Keeping libraries open goal in Steinbeck's hometown
Anonymous Patron writes "The Modesto Bee reported More than 100 people watched the sun rise Sunday as supporters who turned out for a 24-hour read-in to help save the libraries in John Steinbeck's hometown prepared for a culmination march.
"There was quite a few people who spent the night. There were tents set up and people just kept reading all night long," said Mary Mecartney, a national spokeswoman for the United Farm Workers. "The energy is still high here."
Mecartney said supporters came throughout the night to read from their favorite books outside CÃ©sar ChÃ¡vez library, one of the three libraries scheduled to close because of Salinas budget cuts."