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Power tools to the people! Denver is getting a tool library

“We’ve all been there. You’re working on a project around the house, and you need that one tool to finish the job. In some cities, you could visit a tool library where you could borrow what you need and get some tips on how to use it. Boulder already has a one, and Denverites could have one early next year.

Sarah Steiner is launching Denver’s Tool Library to help people get the job done.” (via CPR)

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Park Hill Community Bookstore’s tale 40 years in the making Read more: Park Hill Community Bookstore’s tale 40 years in the making

Denver Post – “The Park Hill Community Bookstore is not much to look at, its three tightly packed floors of shelves crammed with 30,000 volumes, the bulk of them used.

And its business plan — a not-for- profit collective supported by 500 members, 50 volunteers and one paid staffer — isn’t what ambitious MBA candidates at Wharton fantasize about.

Yet the bookstore is thriving at a time when once-booming corporate models such as Borders have closed like unread copies of “Anna Karenina.”

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Denver libraries could fall victim to budget cuts

Denver 9 News – “Budget cuts could soon mean fewer public libraries in a city with one of the highest literacy rates in the country. Denver could lose more than half of its 23 library branches under a new budget proposal by the Denver Public Library Commission.

“This is the first time it’s been this serious,” city librarian Shirley Amore, said. “We know how important these branches are to the communities and we do not want to close them.” Amore said these are dark times for Denver’s library system.”

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