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Community resists Hamline Midway Library closing

Mayor Chris Coleman met with the Saint Paul community Tuesday night, Feb. 24, 2009 to discuss budget cuts. To show their opposition to the proposed closing of their Hamline Midway Library, hundreds came dressed in red.

Several families taught their children how to petition their government by making signs and speaking up during the question and answer segment. They also created a “Save our library” blog (click link for updates and videos). The Star and Tribune covered Mayor Coleman’s previous meeting – “Mayor gives St. Paul libraries a dose of good and bad news“.