Solarpunk Presents

Podcasts about creating the future we'd like to live in

2.2: Libraries: a Community Endeavour with Don Gardner

View through a library window, framing a bookshelf with a row of toy cars, each with eyes on the windshield to give a cartoony look. There is a shelf of books off to the left. The bottom right of the picture has white text that reads Libraries: A Community Endeavour with Don Gardner

Is there anything more solarpunk than public libraries? Serving at the heart of communities, they’re a place where anyone regardless of income, ability, race, class, or gender can go to read books, listen to music, use the internet, learn things, hear story hour, get out of the weather for a while, and ask librarians for information on just about anything, including what organizations to turn to for additional support in your life or endeavor.

In Episode 2 of Season 2 of Solarpunk Presents, Christina talks to Don Gardner, a librarian for many years for the Salinas Public Libraries in Monterey County, California. Hear about how people rescued the library after the city council tried to close it down to save money, about what libraries can do for you and your community, and about what you can do for your local library.

The unedited transcript of this episode is publicly available at our Patreon.

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One response to “2.2: Libraries: a Community Endeavour with Don Gardner”

  1. […] Episode 3 of Season 2 comes out in less than 48 hours and I still haven’t posted about Episode 2. So, here I am to tell you all about the interviewee, my friend Don, shown here about to tuck into […]


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