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Calif. Town Shutters Libraries

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Calif. Town Shutters Libraries

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Calif. Town Shutters Libraries

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Salinas, Calif., birthplace to John Steinbeck will become the first city in the nation to close all of its public libraries due to budget cuts. And, for a community with a sagging economy and a large dependent migrant worker population, not having a library comes with consequences. Ben Adler of member station KAZU reports.