Thursday, January 29, 2009

Time to Advocate for Libraries

The proposed 2009-10 State budget cuts library aid by $18 million, or 18% on top of the cuts imposed in April and August of 2008. This would reduce Library Aid to $80.5 million - a level not seen since 1993. This proposed cut comes at a time when all of our libraries are busier than ever, offering free access to computers and the Internet and providing educational and recreational materials and programming. The ever-expanding services required by our patrons call for more funding, not less! Please click on the image below to send a fax or email to your state legislators and the Governor protesting the proposed cut. You can make a difference by letting them know that you value libraries and the services they provide.

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