Libraries to stay open all night to remember Sept. 11


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."


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.