Take those books outside, if you want

The library has the furniture. But will the city get the weather?

The Duluth Public Library will unveil its new outdoor tables, benches, umbrellas and trash receptacle today at a 9 a.m. news conference.

The furniture was paid for with a grant from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation and a donation by Duluth furniture company Loll Designs.

The all-weather furniture is on the upper plaza of the main library downtown at 520 W. Superior St.

Not so fast, skateboarders. The new setup is for library users, tourists and those who work or live nearby. Other than the umbrellas, it will remain outside year-round.