October 15th, 2011 – Library Established at Occupy Boston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 15th, 2011

Contact: BostonRadRef@gmail.com

Library Established at Occupy Boston

Metacomet Books in collaboration with the Boston Radical Reference Collective and Simmons Progressive Librarians Guild has established a new, leaderless collective library at the Occupy Boston encampment at Dewey Square. The yet-to-be-named library is open to the public 24 hours a day and will be serviced by librarians whenever possible.

The library aims to provide high-quality, accurate information to all interested parties. The collection contains material on topics such as political thought and social movements, activism, history, philosophy, religion, finance, consumerism, gender, race as well as a large fiction section.

The library has an open-lending policy and visitors are encouraged to borrow materials and use them in and out of the library. Borrowers are strongly encouraged to return books when they are finished with them so the information can be shared with other people.

Donations are welcome, particularly works on political theory, social movement, activist handbooks and other relevant material to the Occupy Boston movement.

Current needs of the library include daily newspapers, floorboards, extension cords, clamp and portable lights, and internet-ready laptops.

For more information on the library, please visit: http://occupyboston.wikispaces.com/library

Further Contact Information:

Metacomet Books: sixteen20@gmail.com
Simmons Progressive Librarians Guild: plg@simmons.edu
Boston Radical Reference Collective:  BostonRadRef@gmail.com