Our quaint, cozy Chevy Chase Library is slated to be closed in July! We want to see if we can keep it open. If you can do any or all of the following actions, that would be a big help: 1. Sign the online petition below. 2. Attend the budgetary meeting on June 24th at 6 on the second floor. Sign up to speak and talk about the opposition to the closing of the library. There is a meeting TONIGHT, Tues, 17 June at 6pm also. If you can make that, GO!! 3. Call the Library Director, Cindy Cleary at 818 548 2030. Email is: firstname.lastname@example.org (Cindy is on vacation until this Thursday, so Jay Wollenhaupt appears to be covering for her. He can be reached at the same # (818 548 2030). 4. Email ALL the councilmen with your concern. Be sure to include the City Manager, Jim Starboard. Here are the email addresses. (These also include the Library Manager.) You can just copy and paste them: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. If you need text on what to say, just tell them that you are very upset about the library closing, and tell them how you use it, you can share any memories from you or your kids, and that you really want to see it open. You can express surprise that there was money in the budget for a new library in Adams Square, but not enough to keep our library open. Regarding the petition: You can print it out for others to sign. We don't have very many email addresses, so any neighborhood solicitation would be SO needed. You can put it in people's mailboxes and tell them where to send it. Either sign the petition online, or mail to: The Glendale City Council, 613 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91206 Here is the petition: PETITION TO KEEP CHEVY CHASE LIBRARY BRANCH OPEN We Glendale residents oppose the proposed closing of the Chevy Chase branch of the Glendale Library. We are young and old. We use and attend the childrenâ
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Grace Day, United States6 years ago Comments: Libraries promote good!
cathleen johnson, United States6 years ago Comments: Closing the libraries, especially in neighborhoods with young children, is a knell for the love of reading and language for the children of our nation. Without proper use of language and reading to support it, out future will be full of children who were raised without the common bond of language and ideas. Language is what ties a nation together and reading is underpinning of exploring ideas and thought. Reading allows children to go beyond expectations and understand their society and world. Let the library stay open so a child can be excited to learn, wonder, and be lost in his own thoughts. ps. find other avenues for revenues, like having the valet parking service, Original Parking Services, Inc ( OP ) pay for using the main library lot after hours on Sundays, Friday and Saturdays. They are charging people $6.00 to park their cars in the public library lot. Generate Revenue!!!!
Erik Friedl, United States6 years ago Comments: Out of respect and celebration of the printed word, let's dig a little deeper to find a more creative solution to outright closure. The library is too invaluable an asset to the community it serves so well.
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