The city officials of Newark, NJ have drastically cut the Newark Public Library’s (NPL) budget forcing the NPL to reduce or discontinue vitally important services. The NPL is the largest and most used library system in the state of New Jersey. Therefore the impact of shrinking the budget will only have dire consequences on the Newark community as a whole. Newark residents rely and depend on the NPL to be a facility to enrich there lives with free access to literacy and computer programs, books, videos, computers and the internet.
As a result of the NPL $2.45 million budget deficit many of the services that library patrons have become accustomed to using will be gone.
• 2 branch libraries will be permanently shutdown on Aug. 27
• All libraries will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays as of Aug. 16
• All branch libraries will be closed on Saturdays as of Aug. 16
• The book budget will be decreased
• Many programs for both children and adults will be cut
• At least 31 employees face layoffs
• Most employees face a 40% reduction of hours and pay
We the residents of Newark, NJ are asking all who value and support the NPL to fill out and sign this online petition as a way to let our city officials know that we intend to improve the NPL and do not support the absurdity of taking anything away Newark libraries.
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lisa, United States4 years ago Comments: -
Telia S Battle, United States4 years ago Comments: I wanna make a change to help those who are need to also to help to save the npl!
Samia McCombs, United States4 years ago Comments: The budget situation is not the real reason why their closing the libraries. As quit as kept there are a few books that the gov. of ******* society is taking out of the library. Thats only because they don't want activists like myself to get ahold of some books that can expose some things thats been going on in our world for years. There are books thats hidden in the libraries all over the world that expose more about how the european culture is in control of the whole world. Its so much more to it it will blow people minds.... Its scary just wait until they knock the churches down and take Bibles and Qurans.. This world better prepare for new world order I advise people to be cover with the blood cuz if not youll be left behind...
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