It’s not too late to support our libraries!

02Mar11

From my friend Cassia Berman:

Dear Friends,
Today is Library Advocacy Day in Albany. As you will read below, our libraries are in danger of severe cuts from the state and federal levels, which means either library services will be cut, or local taxes will go up, or libraries will close.
Since becoming a Trustee of the Woodstock Library I’ve been learning how essential library services are to a broad spectrum of every community. I urge you to read the message below from the Woodstock Library (it’s true for all our libraries!), and to click on the Contact Your Elected Officials square. This will lead you to the New York Library Association website, and by entering your zipcode, to 2 messages you can easily fax or email to your state officials (whether or not you’re a voter) with just a click.
I urge you to send both messages. Bombarding our elected officials today with our support of our libraries will send a strong and necessary message. And please pass thism essage on to your lists!
(For those of us of a spiritual bent, it occurred to me to say the Saraswati mantra as well, with the intention of blessing our libraries. Libraries are Saraswati places!)
Love, Cassia

**If the link below doesn’t work try this pasting this into your browser – http://www.nyla.org/index.php?page_id=925

Woodstock Public Library Newsletter March 2011
Advocacy ButtonDear Library User , 

Today is Library Advocacy Day in Albany. Librarians, Library Board Members, Friends, Library workers, and Library users from all over New York State will be meeting with their elected officials to communicate the importance of Library funding.

Library funding has been drastically reduced. Cuts in Library Aid fall heaviest upon library systems – which serve as the backbone of our information infrastructure, and provide the shared services & collaborative approach that save libraries and library users money.

 

We’re working hard to get the message to Albany today and we need your help. Please contact your elected officials and urge them to reject the latest round in cuts to Library Aid that will reduce funding by 10% or $8.45 million and bring state aid to below 1994 levels. Clicking on the Library Advocate button above will guide you through a simple process so you can easily send a letter to your elected officials.


Thank you.

 

The Woodstock Public Library is your open door to knowledge, enjoyment, and community.
www.woodstock.org
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