The library is located on the north-east corner of the park, along Liberty Street. It is fairly organized, utilizing a vast array of plastic containers instead of shelves and, as you can see, there are lots of people browsing about, looking for books.
My library loot consisted of only one book:
I also kind of wanted that copy of Twilight you can see in the photo, but passed it up. Now, I am rather sorry. The weirdest part was just taking Where the Wild Things Are, walking away and no one running after me yelling stop thief at the top of there lungs. I had this momentary channeling of Liesel from The Book Thief until I reminded myself I wasn’t stealing.
Besides the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters, there are also lots of tourists, cops, World Trade Center workers on lunch break, and others milling about the park in general. But among the protesters’ there is some pretty impressive organization. I include a few photos for your consideration:
The People’s Library
|Photo from The Christian Post (because theirs was better than mine)|
The People’s Media Center
|Photo from New York Review of Books (because theirs was better than mine)|
The People’s First Aid Center
|Coconut Bubble Tea|
Whether you agree with the protesters or not, you have to admit this was perhaps a one of a kind visit to the library.
You can find out more about the Occupy Wall Street Library at these websites:
The Peoples Library Blog
The People's Library Catalogue at
The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!