Monday, March 1, 2010
Save the Los Angeles Public Library!
Last week I spent several hours at LA's City Hall, listening to my fellow City employees speaking with passion and grace about the impact lay-offs will have on not only the workers and their families but on the whole city. Every city worker laid off will mean cutting back on essential services. The Los Angeles Public Library will be hard hit if those lay-offs go through. Fewer hours open, fewer computer terminals, books, and storytimes will have the worst impact on the our poorest communities.
Our union, the Librarians' Guild, has been started a drive to save the library. If you live in Los Angeles, or just support all libraries wherever they are, please help.
"There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration."
Posted by Eva M