Posted by: ccclib | April 12, 2010

April 11–17 is National Library Week

From the Alabama Library Association website:

It’s “National Library Week”—Let Your State Officials Know How Important Libraries Are to You!

Library supporters cannot remain silent—our voices need to be heard!

Libraries are busier than ever, but they are threatened by funding cuts at all levels.

April 11–17 is “National Library Week.” It’s a perfect opportunity for you to let your legislators know how important libraries are to you, and how they are making a difference in your community. Libraries need your voice!

Libraries are being threatened by a perfect storm. They are busier than ever helping families survive during these tough economic times, yet public libraries, school libraries, and academic libraries are facing closures and elimination of librarians and library workers—the people who help those with a job application, teach 21st-century skills, and nurture the love of reading in kids that will serve them the rest of their lives.

State governments provide much needed funding for libraries to provide public access to the Internet to everyone, critical databases for individuals and small businesses, and homework help.

Please send an e-mail to your governor and your representatives today, and pass this message on to your friends and colleagues.

Thank you.

Note: If you follow the link to email your representatives, you will probably want to change the name of the state in the subject line, which currently reads: “Continue to Support Idaho[?] Libraries!”

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