The Occupy Wall Street Library was torn down and protesters ordered out from Zucotti Park in New York on November 14th, 2011.
As a librarian and a supporter of a free democratic society, I fully support the Americana Library Association in their statement about the dismantling on this library. The American Library Association (ALA) says it condemns the seizure of the Occupy Wall Street People’s Library, which contained over 5,500 books, magazines, and other materials. “The dissolution of a library is unacceptable,” says ALA President Molly Raphael. “Libraries serve as the cornerstone of our democracy and must be safeguarded. An informed public constitutes the very foundation of a democracy, and libraries ensure that everyone has free access to information.”