Sure its anachronistic. But hey, you can't attach a tweet to a fence.
The Victor Martinez Community Library in East Oakland, CA --otherwise known as the People's Library or Biblioteca Popul -- requests the honor of receiving a postcard from you, wherever you are, even if it's from another continent and two centuries ago.
Biblioteca Popular @BibliotecaPopulThe Library was reclaimed on the morning of August 13th, ousted by the Oakland Police at 11:00 PM that same night, reestablished on the sidewalk the next day, and has been going strong ever since with community meetings, a BBQ, and recently the re-retaking of the back lawn to set up garden plots.
We get mail: BPVM 1449 Miller Ave. Oakland CA 94601
Postcard for @BibliotecaPopul is now in the hands of Czech Post. Let's see how long it takes to OAK. Also pls excuse the orientalist stamp.
Richard Estes @oshima9
@BibliotecaPopul sent some Children's Book Press books today by mail, will arrive sometime during the day on Monday via UPS
It's got music and people reading away in quiet enjoyment.
Biblioteca Popular @BibliotecaPopul
This library has music. #peopleslibrary http://pic.twitter.com/...
Reading DEFINITELY is happening at #peopleslibrary! @BibliotecaPopul http://yfrog.com/...
HobgoblinOfCommunism @OakScottThe neighborhood is psyched.
Just so y'all know Seattle is starting up a #PeoplesLibrary and I confirmed that it was inspired by the one in Oakland. Link
Courtney @CourtneyOccupyThere are a lot of kids who come to the library, and not a lot of children's books (well, children's books have been coming in at a good clip, it's just that they've been going out even faster!).
Passerby " you're here for this? First time living here in 24 years I see a 24 hour library. It's a miracle" #peopleslibrary #Oakland
If you are so inclined, it's inexpensive to send a box of books along with your postcard. Children's and Spanish-language books especially requested.
Lisa Cattrone @KristenSaharaThe Victor Martinez Community Library would like to hear from you -- from Kalamazoo and New Orleans, from Vancouver, London, Sydney, Bangkok, Buenos Aires and Cairo. Even if you're rovin' around another planet.
@BibliotecaPopul sent a box with children's books and books on pregnancy. hope they get to you fast! wish i had more time and could come see
Lisa Cattrone @KristenSahara
@BibliotecaPopul if you send books by media mail to the ppls library it's not very expensive at all. just sent big heavy box for not much
Biblioteca Popul de Victor Martinez
1449 Miller Ave.
MARS SUPPORTS THE PEOPLE'S LIBRARY OF OAKLAND!
Send a postcard!