Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Please Comment...

To your legislators. Your mayor. Your governor.

This week in blog land was the Library Loving Blog Challenge (details at Writer Jen, the blog of Jennifer Hubbard.) Blogger blog about libraries and as an added bonus, make donations to libraries based on the number of comments they get.

Of course, being a librarian and a blogger, I think this is awesome. And I send a big "thank you."

And I just wanted to add one teeny tiny request.

As you are sharing your library love online, please look into your current public library and its funding situation and see if they need your help. While it may include actual fund raising, the help may also be as simple as your contacting government representatives (local, state, national) to let them know: you use your library.

How to find out more about the budget and funding issues that may impact your local library? Because this can be either a local or state issue, Google and find out what is happening in your state, town, and county and then act! Each state has a library association; find your state's association webpage for resources.

Thanks!!



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4 comments:

Marge Loch-Wouters said...

There are some good web resources I came across and blogged about today at Tiny Tips in case folks want more info about what is happening to libraries across the country:
http://tinytipsforlibraryfun.blogspot.com/2010/03/library-support-and-i-dont-mean-hose.html

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

my heart is with all the closing libraries and ones that are suffering rigth now.

Alison's Book Marks said...

Great post, Liz!

I heart my library, and often times feel that my late fees alone help a lot, but I will write my State representatives about something other than Healthcare!

Thank you!

Jessica Leader said...

That's a really good point. I'll send the report of my fund-raising on to my state and local reps. Thank you!

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