Steinbeck's Hometown Battles to Keep Libraries Open Residents of Salinas, Calif., raise more than $500,000 to keep its public libraries open. Last fall, the hometown of John Steinbeck said it would close its three libraries due to a budget shortfall, which would have made it the largest U.S. city without a public library. The libraries will stay open for now, but their fate is still uncertain. Ben Adler of member station KAZU reports.
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Steinbeck's Hometown Battles to Keep Libraries Open

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Steinbeck's Hometown Battles to Keep Libraries Open

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Residents of Salinas, Calif., raise more than $500,000 to keep its public libraries open. Last fall, the hometown of John Steinbeck said it would close its three libraries due to a budget shortfall, which would have made it the largest U.S. city without a public library. The libraries will stay open for now, but their fate is still uncertain. Ben Adler of member station KAZU reports.