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While Seattle public libraries have closed for the week in an attempt to save money and prevent layoffs, Seattle public librarians have taken their ire to the street. Picketing librarians believe that City Council should come up with the money to keep the libraries open and staffed. More here at KOMO. Not only are the libraries closed, but all services, including database access and bookdrops are unavailable, according to the library website. The libraries will reopen on September 2, but are scheduled for another week-long closure in December.