Hundreds of Toronto Public Library workers have replaced books with picket signs Monday.

The 2,300 workers went on strike Sunday and many of them are taking part in a massive picket outside city hall.

The strike started as the negotiation deadline was pushed back four times since its original midnight cutoff on Sunday.

The head of the library union said the system has been cut to the bone.

A woman who has been a libarian for more than 20 years insists the library still has a place in society despite the internet age.

“Libraries are more than ever relevant today, we’re not disappearing,” she stated..

Some walking tihs picket line are angry with negotiators on both sides.

“I don’t think we should be striking,” one employee said.

Library board chairman councillor Paul Ainslie said the board is committed to working with the union to reach a seettlement that is fair and reasonable to staff and affordable to the people of Toronto.

CUPE 4948 said the major points of contention are part-time jobs and job security.

Do you support the library workers, in striking for what they want?