Thursday, January 19, 2012

stand up for libraries

I just got this from an e-mail and wanted to share it with you.

Mayor Emanuel has closed branch libraries on Mondays. This Monday, library staff and supporters will gather in front of branch libraries across the city for


Join us for music, story time, hot chocolate and more.
Monday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m.
Beverly Library, 1962 W. 95th St.

as well as the Little Village and Bucktown libraries

Mayor Emanuel cut the library budget and laid off 176 library staff.  Then he unilaterally shut down branch libraries on Mondays.

But the facts don't support the mayor's argument that library hours should be reduced.  There are many options for funding libraries: TIF surpluses, scaling back corporate subsidies, asking companies to support libraries as they are being asked to support the G8 meeting in Chicago and more.

Show up and send a clear message!
Chicago residents love their libraries.
Reverse the cuts at ALL Chicago libraries
and restore all hours and jobs.

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