Los Angeles Public Library Closings Spark Protests

Forget MTV. People want their reading back as Los Angeles closes public libraries two days a week.

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Los Angelenos are hopping mad because the city has targeted public libraries for closing because of economic woes. Supporters gathered on Monday at the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles to protest a two-day-a-week closure due to budget cuts. Hours at the city's 64 branch libraries have been reduced, and each of the city's 73 libraries will now be closed Sundays and Mondays because of a massive budget shortfall. Some city officials say they would like to reverse this decision if the city's finances improve. You think?

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.