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A New Library for Hilltop?
A group of Hilltop residents and community leaders is working towards getting a new library for their neighborhood. The Tacoma Weekly reports that the group has begun meeting to brainstorm ways to provide books and literacy programming to the neighborhood.
The value of the library for the community, organizers say, goes beyond simply providing books - it's "an essential part of the community."
Since the MLK Library closed down and was subsequently sold, the closest library for residents of the area has been the main branch downtown on Tacoma Avenue, meaning access to those essential resources is limited for kids in the community.
The group would ideally like to see a brick-and-mortar library, run by the City, to replace the closed MLK branch, but they're also realistic about it. In light of current budget constraints, they're thinking more creatively. They're open to any solution that can get them to the goal of providing educational programming, resources, computers, and reading materials to the Hilltop community - especially the youth.
The project is still in early stages. Another meeting will be held next Wednesday, February 26, at Peace Lutheran Church at 6 p.m.
So what creative solutions are possible to bring library resources to the Hilltop community?
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